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Measles 2015 : situational update, clinical guidance, and vaccination recommendations
  • Published Date:
    February 19, 2015
  • Source:
    COCA Webinar
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 4.00 MB]


Details:
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Division of Strategic National Stockpile. ; National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Division of Viral Diseases.
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  • Description:
    From January 1 to February 6, 2015, 121 people from 17 states and Washington DC were reported to have measles. Most of these cases are part of a large, ongoing multi-state outbreak linked to an amusement park in California; however, unlinked importations continue to occur. The majority of the people who got measles were unvaccinated or did not know their vaccination status. This highly contagious, acute viral illness spreads quickly in unvaccinated populations, highlighting the importance of protecting children and adults against measles in the U.S. through vaccination. During this COCA call, clinicians will learn about the current measles situation in the US. In addition, they will learn about clinical guidelines for patient assessment and management, and age-appropriate vaccination recommendations for US residents including those who travel abroad.

    At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

    • Describe the current measles situation in the United States.

    • Discuss the clinical presentation of measles and the clinical guidelines for patient assessment and management.

    • Identify CDC vaccination recommendations.

    • Outline CDC measles resources available for clinicians.

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