Friday, May 16, 2014

have you heard from the state

State Health Commissioner
Today at 12:39 PM
Nationwide Increase in Measles Cases
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States is having more reported cases of measles this year than usual. Many healthcare providers in the United States have never seen a patient with measles and may not recognize the signs and symptoms. Healthcare providers need to be more alert than ever to the possibility of measles.

Health care providers should consider measles in patients who
·         present with febrile rash illness and clinically compatible measles symptoms [cough, coryza (or runny nose) or conjunctivitis (pink eye)],
·         recently traveled internationally or were exposed to someone who recently travelled
·         have not been vaccinated against measles

Healthcare providers should also consider measles when evaluating patients for other febrile rash illnesses, including Dengue and Kawasaki’s Disease
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