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.
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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