Transmission of measles virus in healthcare settings during a communitywide outbreak.

@article{Steingart1999TransmissionOM,
  title={Transmission of measles virus in healthcare settings during a communitywide outbreak.},
  author={Karen R. Steingart and A. Ross Thomas and Clare A. Dykewicz and Stephen C. Redd},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={
          115-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of measles in medical settings and to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the 1989 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines for measles immunization in healthcare workers (HCWs). DESIGN Confirmed cases of measles reported in Clark County, Washington, from March 14 to June 2, 1996, were analyzed for characteristics of cases occurring in medical settings. A questionnaire was used to assess employee immunization (95… CONTINUE READING
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