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CDPH Issues Health Advisory About Measles Cases

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A new health advisory from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds providers to be aware of potential measles cases, as 16 cases have been reported in California since Jan. 1. CDPH notes that providers should not rule out a measles diagnosis based solely on patients reporting they previously received a measles immunization.

Because two recent measles outbreaks have been linked to international travel, providers “should consider measles in patients with fever and a descending rash in a person with a history of travel or contact with someone who has traveled outside North America.”