B. Chicken pox.
Measles is an infection caused by the rubeola virus, its symptoms always include fever and at least one of the three C’s – cough, coryza (runny nose), and conjunctivitis. Symptoms will appear about 9-11 days after initial infection.
Measels symptoms may include the following:
- Coryza – runny nose.
- Dry hacking cough.
- Conjunctivitis – swollen eyelids, inflamed eyes.
- Watery eyes.
- Photophobia – sensitivity to light.
- Fever – this may be mild to severe and can reach 40.6 degrees Centigrade for a number of days. Fever may drop and then rise again when the rash appears.
- Koplik’s spots – very small grayish-white spots with bluish-white centers in the mouth, insides of cheeks, and throat.
- Generalized body aches.
- Rash – 3 to 4 days after initial symptoms, a reddish-brown spotty rash appears. The rash can last for over a week. It usually starts behind the ears and spreads all over the head and neck. After a couple of days, it spreads to the rest of the body, including the legs. As the little spots grow, many of them will join together.