Measles Updates

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It is widespread in many parts of the world, with large outbreaks currently occurring in the Philippines, Ukraine, Israel, and in several countries in Western Europe. Travelers infected outside the US can spread measles the United States. Overseas measles outbreaks have led to imported cases and outbreaks in several states, including California.

It takes a community to provide immunity. Bookmark these links and share the fliers. Let’s keep Californians protected against measles and vaccine-preventable disease. #VaccinesWork

The California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch developed two new measles tools for providers.

1. Testing guide for California healthcare providers. Should I Test for Measles

2. Summary of current recommendations on measles immunizations.  Measles Immunization Recommendations – May 22, 2019

Both tools can be found on the CDPH Measles Disease webpage.

Additional Important Webpages

CDPH Measles page: total reported cases to date, disease investigation resources, lab and clinical guidance, and more

CDC Measles page: info for parents and caregivers, providers, and travelers

CDC Parents: Vaccines For Your Children page: measles-specific info for parents

CDC Don’t Let Measles Be Your Travel Souvenir page: tips for travelers

Downloadable Resources CDPH

Fever and Rash? flier for providers

Measles Alert flier for waiting rooms

Measles is Spreading flier for waiting rooms

Traveled Recently? flier for waiting rooms

Attention! You Could Have Measles flier for waiting rooms

Visiting Another Country? flier in English

Visiting Another Country? flier in Tagalog

Visiting Another Country? flier in Amharic, Hmong, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese

CDPH Alerts and Advisories

CDPH All Facilities Letter re Measles April 18, 2019

CDPH Health Advisory March 29, 2019