The measles virus is one of the most highly infectious human pathogens known. When susceptible persons are exposed, up to 90% will develop the disease (CDC, 2019). Although there is a vaccine that drastically reduced the spread of measles across the globe, there was a recent spike in cases in 2019 due to a decline in vaccination rates.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Measles
Definition and Epidemiology
Transmission and Clinical Course
Measles: Prevention - The Vaccine
Section 3: Vaccination Concerns
Measles Eradication in the U.S.
MMR Vaccine Refusal/Mistrust
Additional Vaccine Concerns
Section 4: Clinical Vignette
Section 5: Conclusion
Robert graduated from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy in 2014 and has worked with both pediatric and adult populations in outpatient and inpatient settings. He currently works as a clinical support pharmacist at a federally qualified health care center in Houston Texas focusing on chronic disease state management and HIV and Hepatitis C care. Disclosure: Robert Smith, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Kimberly Workman, MA
Ms. Workman is an Instructional Designer at Relias. She has a Master of Arts in Technology and Communication, as well as graduate certificates in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Digital Communications. Ms. Workman has a background in writing and designing online continuing medical education for physicians and other health professionals on multiple educational platforms, including web-based, game-based, and immersive learning environments. She has also used simulation training extensively to connect learning to real-world environments. Disclosure: Kimberly Workman, MA discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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