In response to the recent measles outbreaks within the United States, the CDC has issued an official Health Advisory. We have updated your KidsHealth “Measles” article to help you spread the word to your patients, families, and the communities you serve, that measles is a serious disease.
The article explains that measles is a highly contagious disease. And while rare in the United States, 20 million cases happen worldwide every year. It also reminds parents about how widespread use of the measles vaccine has helped the number of
cases drop dramatically, saved lives, and prevented outbreaks.
Information is broken out into these sections:
- About Measles
- Signs and Symptoms
- Recent Outbreaks
- Vaccine Side Effects
- When to Call the Doctor
As a KidsHealth Educational Partner, please feel free to feature the content both on- and off-line, as well as through your social media outlets.
Thank you for being a KidsHealth partner!
The KidsHealth Team
For further assistance, please call Ryan Biliski at (302) 651-4046 or Jessica Koubek at (302) 651-4349.