From TN Dept. of Health: Measles Surge

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Dear Healthcare Providers,

The Tennessee Department of Health would like to bring awareness to a recent surge in measles cases both domestically and globally. Unfortunately, many patients with measles infection have had delayed identification in healthcare and community settings, leading to additional exposures and ongoing disease transmission. Clinicians should rapidly identify suspected measles infections, isolate patients quickly and inform public health by reporting suspected measles cases to the Tennessee Department of Health at 615-741-7247. Testing for measles infection is available through the Tennessee Department of Health with prior consultation and approval from the Vaccine Preventable Diseases team.

Attached are the Tennessee Health Alert Network measles notification, Project Firstline AAP’s Think Measles Info Sheet, and the recent CDC Health Advisory regarding measles.

Thank you for your participation in public health in Tennessee. Please contact 615-741-7247 to reach the TDH Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization Program.

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