Measles, or rubella, can be termed as a viral infection of your respiratory system. Measles spreads through contact with infected mucus and saliva. One an infected person sneezes or coughs, he/ she can release the infection into the air. For several hours, the measles virus can live on surfaces. Anyone who comes in close proximity can get infected as the infected particles tend to spread in the air and settle on surfaces. Also, if you drink from an infected person’s glass or share his/her utensils you may be at the risk of it. If you have measles you may exhibit symptoms like fever, cough, red eyes, muscle pain, sore throat, runny nose and so on. Complications associated with it include ear infection, diarrhoea and decrease in your blood platelets. Along with vaccination your doctor may prescribe you medication. Furthermore, you can also try these natural hacks.