CDC Netconference: Why Measles Matters, May 22Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 05/12/2014 12:40 PM EDT
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Current Issues Netconference: Why Measles Matters on May 22, 2014 (3-4 pm ET)
Current Issues in Immunization NetConference (CIINC)
Immunization NetConferences are live, 1-hour presentations combining an online visual presentation with simultaneous audio via telephone conference call and a live question and answer session. Internet access and a separate phone line are needed to participate. On-demand replays and presentations will be available shortly after each event.
These presentations, collectively titled "Current Issues in Immunization," are scheduled 4 to 5 times per year. Specific topic(s) will be announced prior to each occurrence.
Each presentation is designed to provide clinicians with the most up-to-date information on immunization. And, are presented by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
Course Number: EC2064
Date and Time: May 22, 2014 at 3pm - 4pm Eastern
Moderator: Dr. Andrew Kroger
Speakers and Topics:
- Why Measles Matters
Gregory S. Wallace, MD, MS, MPH
Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness that can lead to severe complications and death. Measles was declared eliminated from the United States (the absence of continuous disease transmission for more than 12 months) in 2000; however, importation of measles cases and limited local transmission continue to occur. Through April 2014, 154 cases have been reported in the United States this year, the highest number reported for this time period since 1996. This is in part due to an increase number of importations from the Philippines which is experiencing an explosive outbreak with over 20,000 confirmed or suspected cases. The increase in importations and subsequent transmission in certain settings in the United States highlights the importance of ensuring age-appropriate vaccination for international travelers and maintaining high vaccination coverage as well as the need for heightened awareness among healthcare providers regarding the possibility of measles.