Boyhood, like measles
, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious.
You never made a greater mistake, Doctor," returned the youth, gaping like an indolent lion; "I haven't a symptom, as you call it, about any part of me; and as to father and the children, I reckon the small-pox and the measles
have been thoroughly through the breed these many months ago.
Down in Bleeding Heart Yard there was scarcely an inhabitant of note to whom Mr Pancks had not imparted his demonstration, and, as figures are catching, a kind of cyphering measles
broke out in that locality, under the influence of which the whole Yard was light-headed.
The oldest inhabitants recollected no period at which measles
had been so prevalent, or so fatal to infant existence; and many were the mournful processions which little Oliver headed, in a hat-band reaching down to his knees, to the indescribable admiration and emotion of all the mothers in the town.
And so the jumble would be in action in this department for a mortal hour; the exponent drawling on to My Dearert Childerrenerr, let us say, for example, about the beautiful coming to the Sepulchre; and repeating the word Sepulchre (commonly used among infants) five hundred times, and never once hinting what it meant; the conventional boy smoothing away right and left, as an infallible commentary; the whole hot-bed of flushed and exhausted infants exchanging measles
, rashes, whooping-cough, fever, and stomach disorders, as if they were assembled in High Market for the purpose.
All this was gall and wormwood to the heart of Gabriel Grub; and when groups of children bounded out of the houses, tripped across the road, and were met, before they could knock at the opposite door, by half a dozen curly-headed little rascals who crowded round them as they flocked upstairs to spend the evening in their Christmas games, Gabriel smiled grimly, and clutched the handle of his spade with a firmer grasp, as he thought of measles
, scarlet fever, thrush, whooping-cough, and a good many other sources of consolation besides.
Then the good woman entered in a long and minute account of Kit's life and history from the earliest period down to that time, not omitting to make mention of his miraculous fall out of a back-parlour window when an infant of tender years, or his uncommon sufferings in a state of measles
, which were illustrated by correct imitations of the plaintive manner in which he called for toast and water, day and night, and said, 'don't cry, mother, I shall soon be better;' for proof of which statements reference was made to Mrs Green, lodger, at the cheesemonger's round the corner, and divers other ladies and gentlemen in various parts of England and Wales
Two of my friends' babies have had measles
and they've both been quite ill.
Of the 500 beds in San Lazaro, 261 are occupied by measles
is so infectious, telephone your local GP Practice or Walk In Centre before attending.
Fifteen of 25 measles
cases in a recent outbreak in Texas are centered on Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark.
In July 2009, a cluster of measles
cases was detected in Tshwane; in August, the outbreak spread to Johannesburg, and then rapidly throughout the rest of the country.