National measles guidelines

How to manage cases of suspected measles: what patient details to take; who to notify; assessing risk of disease spreading in close contacts.



This guidance for health professionals covers:

  • how to decide if measles is likely (see Appendix 4)
  • urgent lab tests - when to do them
  • suspected measles - always notify your local public health agency
  • measles control - assessing contacts, vulnerable contacts, post-exposure prophylaxis
  • case management - sending oral fluid kits