National measles guidelines

Guidance covers: how to decide if a suspected case is'likely'or'unlikely'; case management – what lab tests should be done and the importance of oral fluid testing; measles control – identifying vulnerable contacts and assessing their need for post-exposure prophylaxis.
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In response to a measles outbreak, which has left 4,000 people ill and about 60 people dead, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and a team of medical professionals made their way to Samoa on Wednesday to provide residents with vaccinations. To coordinate this response, the Lt. Gov's office has been working with government leaders in Samoa, as well as leaders in the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other business and community leaders. “We reached out to the WHO…
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Racing to contain the measles outbreak that has killed 60 people amid low vaccination rates, the government of Samoa has turned to a disease-control tactic going back centuries.
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The Pacific nation declares a state of emergency as 60 people die of measles.
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Fiji has asked its sports federations to postpone all competitions until January, in a bid to rein in the spread of a measles outbreak that has killed dozens in the neighboring Pacific nation of Samoa.
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Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Government Shut Down as Samoa Battles Measles Outbreak The government of Samoa will close on Thursday and Friday as civil servants join the...
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[Daily Maverick] Health officials have been dispatched to three of the Eastern Cape's districts after laboratory tests confirmed six cases of measles in the province. This follows shortly after outbreak response teams were sent to the North West province after eight cases were found there.
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(Natural News) New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez has reportedly sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook whining about how the measles outbreak that reportedly occurred in New Jersey last winter was, in Menendez’s opinion, “fueled, in part, by misinformation about vaccine safety spread via Facebook ads.” Besides being a politician, Menendez is apparently also...
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‚ÄčI have been seeing a lot of second disease and fifth disease—it's that time of year. School is back in session, and winter is just around the corner.The rash-numbering system for these diseases is now a historical footnote, but fifth disease is still commonly used by physicians to refer to erythema infectiosum, a parvovirus. I suspect that this system was created as a memory device for similar names and the obscure Latin terms used for these diseases. Erythema infectiosum is also easy to confuse with the many other erythema rashes such as erythema migrans, erythema marginatum, erythema toxicum, and erythema multif...
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