By Jacqueline Corboy, MD Picture yourself in this scenario: backyard BBQ, children (lots of them!), sun, a pool and adults EVERYWHERE. Someone’s got an eye on the kids, right? You are enjoying your burger and a cold beverage, laughing at a joke, when moments later you hear a scream. You look over at the pool and see your child floating in the pool.
Your 15-month old has had a fever, runny nose and cough for a few days and she just isn’t getting better. This morning you notice a deep red rash that started on her face and is now all over her body. Do you need to worry about measles? Yes!