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Help diagnosing measles
The CDC has created videos to aid in diagnosing measles and what to do if you have a suspected case. The following three options make viewing convenient:
- Measles Clinical Features and Diagnosis — This six-and-a-half minute video describes clinical features of measles, how to diagnose it, and what to do if you suspect a case.
- Measles Clinical Features — This three-minute video represents the first half of the above video and addresses the clinical features of measles.
- Measles Diagnosis — This three-minute video represents the second half of the complete video, focusing on how to diagnose measles as well as control, test for and report it.
Updated vaccine recommendations
HPV vaccine recommendations related to use in adults has now been published. Recommendations related to routine use in adolescents have not changed, but guidance is now available for those older than 26.
- The CDC recently released a new infographic to help with understanding immunization information systems (IISs). See the infographic or find out more about IISs.
- The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) recently released a guide, available for a small fee, to help prepare people to work with the media. Called “The Media & You Relations Guide,” the guide is available in print or for reading on Kindle. Find out more.
- Medscape and the CDC’s MMWR have a new, free continuing education activity available related to the “Use of Hepatitis A Vaccine for Persons Experiencing Homelessness.” Check it out today.
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.