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NATIVIDAD Grand Rounds: Measles 2019 UPDATE
May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Presented By: Vinod K. Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCP
Our County Health Department reports: From January 1 to March 14, 2019, 268 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 15 states, and six outbreaks have been reported nationwide. This year in California, there have been six confirmed measles cases and one outbreak reported.
Although measles was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000, measles cases and outbreaks still occur every year in the U.S. because it is still commonly transmitted in many parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia. Measles cases in the United States occur as a result of importations by people who were infected while in other countries and from transmission that may occur from those importations. Measles is more likely to spread and cause outbreaks in U.S. communities where groups of people are unvaccinated.
- Describe recent US resurgence of measles, according to media and public health department reports (including Northern California)
- Determine clinical characteristics of measles and implications for healthcare providers, according to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Describe clinical complications for adult and children measles patients and their treatments
- Outline implications to the healthcare team