Jan. 23, 2015 – MEASLES OUTBREAK

Situation: The California Department of Public Health reports that as of 1/21/15, measles has been confirmed in 59 California residents since late December 2014[1]. Related cases have occurred in multiple states and in Mexico. In Los Angeles County (LAC) currently, there are 10 confirmed measles cases and 4 suspect cases with nearly 800 contact investigations ongoing. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has issued a health alert. Please see below to learn about 1) Actions requested of providers, 2) Measels clinical presentation, 3) Specimen collection, 4) Transmission and infection control, 5) Prevention, and 6) Reporting.

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Tomás Torices
Author: Tomás Torices