Podcast: Measles Shows Its Spots-Again

September 28, 2011

Measles is making a comeback . . . yet again . . . in the United States.

Measles is making a comeback . . . yet again . . . in the United States. The number of cases of this infection is now at a 15-year high in this country. What factors underlie the resurgence of this vaccine-preventable illness? Which patients should you target to prevent additional new cases?

Here, pediatric nurse practitioner, Patsy Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, who is Director of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, offers practical guidance.

Ms Stinchfield has provided the following list of Web sites that she recommends as excellent sources of information about vaccines.

www.napnap.orgwww.aap.orgwww.immunize.orgwww.childrensmn.orghttp://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/home.htmlwww.vaccines.govhttp://www.texaschildrens.org/carecenters/vaccine/Default.aspxhttp://www.ecbt.org/www.pkids.orgwww.ana.orgwww.pharmacist.comwww.naccho.org www.astho.org

Measles Shows Its Spots-Again