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Measles Outbreak Resources





From
December 28, 2014 through January 21, 2015, more than 50 people from six states
were reported to have measles. Most of these cases are part of a large, ongoing
outbreak linked to an amusement park in California. CDC urges healthcare professionals to
consider measles when evaluating patients with febrile rash and ask about a
patient's recent international travel history and travel to domestic venues
frequented by international travelers.


What
Should Clinicians Do?



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Ensure
all patients are up to date on measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine.


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Consider
measles in patients presenting with febrile rash illness and clinically
compatible measles symptoms (cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis), and ask
patients about recent travel internationally or to domestic venues frequented
by international travelers, as well as a history of measles exposures in their
communities.


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Promptly
isolate patients with suspected measles to avoid disease transmission and
immediately report the suspect measles case to the health department.


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Obtain
specimens for testing from patients with suspected measles, including viral
specimens for genotyping, which can help determine the source of the virus.
Contact the local health department with questions about submitting specimens
for testing.

CDC Resources


ACNM Resources




For
more information, including guidelines for patient evaluation, diagnosis and
management, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/measles/hcp/

 

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