The Importance of Measles Vaccinations

55 cases of the measles reported in the U.S. - 2022

AAP News – November 29, 2022

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a news release to call attention to reported cases of measles in the U.S. and to stress the importance of measles vaccinations for their patients.

According to the news release, the CDC is calling on providers to:

  • Consider measles in patients with fever and rash and other symptoms like cough, runny nose or conjunctivitis, especially if the person recently traveled internationally or was exposed to a person with fever and rash.
  • Promptly isolate patients with suspected measles and report suspected cases to the local or state health department.
  • Obtain specimens for testing from patients with suspected measles, including viral specimens for genotyping.

Read the full AAP News release.

For more information about the measles outbreak, including Clinical Guidance and links to Resources, see the AAP Redbook Online article, Redbook Online Outbreak Measles.

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