CDC: Case shows potential for hospital spread of measles

01/23/2012 |

A 2009 hospital-associated measles outbreak in Pennsylvania originated with a child from India who was diagnosed with viral exanthema but was not tested for measles, the CDC said in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Health care providers should be aware of measles symptoms and adhere to immunization and infection control guidelines, researchers said. Immunization of health care workers "can minimize the need for emergency testing and furlough of employees exposed to measles and associated outbreaks," the report said.

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