Measles transmission in medical facilities

L. G. Dales, Kenneth W Kizer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Abstract

In 1983 a measles (rubeola) outbreak in a central California county totaled at least 70 confirmed cases, continuing through ten generations of transmission before terminating. The initial two cases recognized in the outbreak infected a total of seven persons in various hospital emergency rooms and medical offices while seeking treatment. Had these transmissions been prevented, the outbreak might have been aborted and thus its most tragic consequence, a teenaged boy whose illness was complicated by encephalopathy with major long-term sequelae, might have been averted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-416
Number of pages2
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Volume142
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this