Henry Koplik, in 1856,was the one who discovered the features of Measles. The name "measles" comes from the Middle English "maselen" meaning "many little spots" referring to the rash that is characteristic feature of measles. Rubeola refers to the red color of the rash. Measles is common in childhood, with more than 90% of infants and children infected by 12 years of age.
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