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Measles Comeback: Facts and Myths

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 29, 2020)
Presented by Usha Chatterjee, MD, MLS(ASCP)CM & Farhana Mueez, MD, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM
Measles is a potentially dangerous disease especially for young children. Measles has shown significant rise even with vaccination at national and global level. This presentation will include latest CDC information emphasizing the confirmed cases in the United States, since its elimination in 2000. Some ethical and cultural issues impacting the comeback of Measles will also be discussed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify factors that contributed to the comeback of this preventable disease
  2. Identify some of the ethical and cultural issues at national and global level impacting the successful elimination of measles
  3. Summarize the role health care providers can play to alleviate some myths and misconceptions related to control of measles

CE ACCREDITATION
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Immunology will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.