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Online resources for measles

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000558096.30970.e4
Department: INFOBYTES
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THE NUMBER of measles (rubeola) cases has increased significantly in the US and globally in 2019. Patients, parents of children with this highly contagious viral disease, and others can visit these websites for practical information about measles and vaccination.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html

The CDC offers general information on measles for parents and caregivers, healthcare providers, and travelers. Visitors to this site can find information on recent measles outbreaks, vaccination information, fact sheets, educational videos and other multimedia materials, infographics, and more.

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KidsHealth

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/measles.html

This easy-to-follow guide informs parents about the signs and symptoms of measles in their children, available treatments to manage symptoms, and vaccination. It also offers information on how to prevent an infected child from spreading the disease to others.

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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

www.nfid.org/idinfo/measles

This fact sheet provides guidance on measles vaccination for children and at-risk adults. Learn the latest on the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine and recommendations for infants and young children, adolescents, and adults at higher risk for being infected.

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Office of Human Services, Emergency Preparedness & Response

www.acf.hhs.gov/ohsepr/resource/measles-what-programs-serving-children-and-families-should-know

Geared toward staff members of federally supported human services programs serving children, youth, and families, this fact sheet breaks down what these programs and their staff can do to protect children from measles. It also covers what parents can do to protect their children from measles, how low-income families can be helped with vaccination costs, what messages about measles and vaccination human services programs can share with parents, and more.

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World Health Organization (WHO)

www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/measles

Learn about signs and symptoms of measles, which populations are at highest risk, prevention, and more with this fact sheet from the WHO, which works to reduce measles-related deaths across the globe. The fact sheet also covers efforts to eradicate the disease globally.

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