National measles guidelines

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


National measles guidelines

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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
Published 28 October 2010
Last updated 2 December 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added latest version of guidelines.

  2. Updated to reflect revised clinical advice.

  3. First published.