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a) Complications from a measles infection are likely to be present if the fever has not lysed within one to two days after rash onset.
b) In the U.S., the measles case-fatality rate may be as high as 50% in children infected with HIV.
c) Measles infection during pregnancy results in an increased risk of premature labor, spontaneous abortion and an infant with low birthweight.
d) Pneumonia may be viral or bacterial and is the most common cause of measles-related death in children
e) Rates of SSPE in the U.S. fell from 0.6 cases/million people in 1963 to 0.01 cases/million people in 1997, following licensure of the measles vaccine.
f) Vitamin A administration is not recommended for U.S. children who are hospitalized due to measles infection.
Answer: a, b, c, d and e are true