Monday, June 24, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that as of May 24, 2019, there have been 940 confirmed cases of measles in 26 states this year. 60 new cases were reported in the last week alone.
This is the highest number of cases in the U.S. since measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. These outbreaks have resulted from importations of measles from other countries and further fueled by vaccine refusal. The number of cases of measles in the U.S. could continue to grow throughout the summer as travel increases.
This webinar will provide an update on measles epidemiology and what healthcare providers can do to help identify cases and prevent measles transmission.
- Describe the epidemiology of measles in the United States and West Virginia;
- Identify the clinical presentation of measles;
- State the recommended laboratory testing;
- Discuss treatment options and preventive measures;
- Address some of the common myths about measles vaccination;
- Review the West Virginia measles investigation and reporting protocol; and
- Discuss infection control and prevention recommendations for measles: management of cases and contacts, post-exposure prophylaxis, and isolation/quarantine recommendations
- Raheel Khan, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University-Charleston;
- Lindsey Mason, MPH, Vaccine-Preventable & Invasive Bacterial Disease Epidemiologist, Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, WVDHHR/OEPS/BPH