Measles case in the Denver Metropolitan Area

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:43 PM
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SUBJECT: HAN Alert – Measles Case in the Denver Metropolitan Area
RECIPIENTS:  Local Public Health Agencies / IPs / Clinical Labs / EDs / ID Physicians

HEALTH ALERT | Measles Case in the Denver Metropolitan Area | January 9, 2017

Key points

  • An unvaccinated adult from the Denver Metro area has tested positive for measles after traveling internationally, where public health officials believe the patient was exposed to the virus.
  • While infectious, this person visited numerous businesses and two health care facilities in the Denver-Boulder Metro area.
  • Individuals being seen with a fever and rash should be assessed for measles. Immediately report all suspect measles cases to your local health department or CDPHE at 303-692-2700, or after-hours at 303-370-9395. Do not wait until laboratory results are available before reporting suspect measles cases.
  • Children younger than 5 years and adults older than 20 years are more likely to suffer from measles complications. Complications can include ear infections (that can lead to permanent hearing loss), diarrhea, pneumonia, and more rarely encephalitis.

Read more and view exposure sites in this article from the Denver Post.

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