How to manage cases of suspected measles: what patient details to take; who to notify; assessing risk of disease spreading in close contacts.
Ref: PHE gateway number: 2017249 PDF, 876KB, 44 pages
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This guidance for health professionals covers:
- how to decide if a suspected case of measles is ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’
- case management - what lab tests should be done and the importance of oral fluid testing on all suspected cases
- measles control – identifying vulnerable contacts and assessing their need for post-exposure prophylaxis