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With measles “breaking out” all over the United States, here are some good educational resources
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 228 cases of measles have been confirmed so far this year (as of March 7) in 12 states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. With additional cases anticipated, we unfortunately may surpass the 2018 total of 372 reported cases within the first half of 2019.
Measles frequently comes into the U.S. from travelers who contract the disease abroad and bring it into the U.S. This highly communicable virus then spreads in communities with pockets of unvaccinated people.
Whether you live in a state where measles has already occurred or if you simply want to be prepared, the resources below will help you protect your patients from measles.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Measles (Rubeola) Web Section
- Measles for Healthcare Professionals Web Section
- Measles Resources including references and resources, information for parents and caregivers, multimedia resources, and more
- Measles ACIP Recommendations
- Measles Cases and Outbreaks
- Top 4 Things Parents Need to Know About Measles
Immunization Action Coalition
- Measles and MMR Ready-to-print Educational Materials for Patients and Staff
- MMR Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) in More than 20 Languages
- MMRV Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) in 20 Languages
- Ask the Experts: MMR – CDC Answers Your Questions
- Vaccines: Measles Web Section
- Unprotected People Stories: Measles
- Measles Photos
Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- A Look at Each Vaccine: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- Q&A Measles: What You Should Know
- Compilation of VEC videos, rash information, and other measles-related resources
American Academy of Pediatrics
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