Course # DL-011 - Measles

by Helen M. Sowers, M.A., CLS Dept. of Biological Science (Retired) California State University, East Bay

Approved for 1.0 CE
Level of Difficulty: Basic


Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness that can lead to serious complications and death.


At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. outline the history of incidence of measles in the United States.
  2. discuss the reporting of the disease.
  3. state the symptoms, identification, and confirmation of a case of measles.
  4. define the requirement for considering a case of measles as imported.
  5. explain the laboratory methods for diagnosis of measles.
  6. discuss the problem of imported measles including the spread to at-risk groups.
  7. list public health containment strategies for measles.

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