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Most Measles Cases in 25 Years: Is This the End of Measles Elimination in the United States?

In 2000, measles was declared eliminated from the United States. However, the number of measles cases so far in 2019 exceeds the number of annual cases during any entire year since the declaration was made. The number of case reports continues to climb. As of May 3, 2019, 764 measles cases have been confirmed in 23 states. Of these cases, 569 (74%) were reported in children, with 101 (13%) in infants aged <12 months; and 672  (88%) cases have been associated with close-knit communities, primarily in New York. Despite a national measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination coverage level of about 95%, one in 12 children in the United States is not receiving their first dose of MMR vaccine on time, underscoring considerable measles susceptibility across the country. The majority of measles importations into the United States are from unvaccinated U.S. residents who become infected while traveling abroad. Healthcare professionals should remain vigilant about measles.

During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn what makes 2019 a historic year for measles, and what they can do to help identify cases and stop measles transmission.

 

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

A few minutes before the webinar begins, please click the link below to join:

https://zoom.us/j/118484474

Or iPhone one-tap:

US: +16468769923,,118484474#  or +16699006833,,118484474#

Or Telephone:
Dial: US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 118 484 474

International numbers available here:

https://zoom.us/u/anixAVglV

The closed captioned video for this COCA Call will be posted here soon after the live call.

Free continuing education (CE) is available for this COCA Call. Please see below for instructions on how to receive CE.

Activity Specific Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Identify the clinical presentation of measles.
  • Discuss current measles epidemiology in the United States.
  • List measles vaccine recommendations.
  • Describe measles guidance in health care settings.

COCA Call Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Cite background information on the topic covered during the presentation.
  2. Discuss CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  3. Describe the topic’s implications for clinicians.
  4. Discuss concerns and/or issues related to preparedness for and/or response to urgent public health threats.
  5. Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of health care providers.

Presenters

Ryan Fagan, MD, MPH&TM

Medical Officer

Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adria Lee, MSPH

Epidemiologist

Division of Viral Diseases

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Manisha Patel, MD, MS

Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Herpesvirus, and Domestic Polio Epidemiology Team Lead

Division of Viral Diseases

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)

To receive continuing education (CE) for WC2922-052119—(Webcast) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars “Most Measles Cases in 25 Years: Is This the End of Measles Elimination in the United States?” Tuesday, May 21, 2019, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps by June 20, 2019.

To receive continuing education (CE) for WD2922-052119—(Web on demand) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars “Most Measles Cases in 25 Years: Is This the End of Measles Elimination in the United States?” Tuesday, May 21, 2019, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps by June 20, 2021.

Accreditation Statements

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hour.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

CPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive) 0.1 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-19-120-L04-P and enduring 0387-0000-19-120-H04-P course category.

This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline. Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1.0 CPH recertification credit for this program.

AAVSB/RACE: This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.0 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at [email protected] if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, CDC, our planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. The presentation will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

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