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Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body. About three out of 10 people who get measles will develop one or more complications including pneumonia, ear infections, or diarrhea. Complications are more common in adults and young children.



General Information About Measles:

Measles information page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General Information on measles vaccination

Questions and Answers About Exposures (2017)  - updated 3/27/2017


Information for Healthcare Providers:

Notices to Healthcare Providers:

Measles: Additional exposure location identified (3/27/2017)

Measles Exposures in Omaha, Papillion, and La Vista (3/23/2107)

Measles Alert #2: Second Case of Measles Confirmed in Three Rivers Public Health District Child (1/29/2015)

Nebraska / CDC Health Advisory: U.S. Multi-state Measles Outbreak, December 2014-January 2015 (1/23/2015)

Measles Alert:  Exposures in Omaha and Blair (1/21/2015)

Links for Healthcare Providers:

Clinical Information for Healthcare providers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

        Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

Suspect Measles and Act Fast:  CDC Expert Commentary 5-Minute Overview Video on Medscape 

Laboratory Testing Guidance:

Nebraska Public Health Laboratory (NPHL)  Testing approval, specimen collection, and shipping guidelines


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