Measles: the role of health protection teams and primary care
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Measles: the role of health protection teams and primary care

Jane de Burgh Senior health protection practitioner, South London Health Protection Team, Public Health England, London, England

Why you should read this article
  • To gain knowledge of the prevalence and epidemiology of measles

  • To understand the prevention strategies for elimination of measles

  • To know who to contact and what action to take in a suspected case

Measles is a highly infectious, potentially serious viral infection that mainly affects those people who are unvaccinated. Prompt notification by clinicians and appropriate public health actions can prevent the infection spreading to vulnerable individuals.

Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2019.e1609

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

jane.deburgh@phe.gov.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

de Burgh J (2019) Measles: the role of health protection teams and primary care. Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2019.e1609

Published online: 13 November 2019