Measles (Rubeola)

It isn’t just a little rash

Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children.

Measles symptoms typically include:

  • High fever (may spike to more than 104° F)
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Rash breaks out 3-5 days after symptoms begin

News Releases

The Tennessee Department of Health Measles Hotline will be deactivated at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, May 3. Those with questions about measles after this time may call a health care provider or their local health department or visit


Infographic depicts measles symptoms, including the serious health problems the disease can cause, but parents have the power to protect their children with MMR vaccine. Available in English and Spanish.