In the June session of Hot Topics in Practice, Alan Melnick, MD, describes how Clark County Public Health in Washington State responded to a recent measles outbreak.
Though once considered eliminated, measles cases are resurging across the US. In the June session of Hot Topics in Practice, Alan Melnick, MD, describes how Clark County Public Health in Washington State responded to a recent outbreak in a community with large populations of unvaccinated children.
The one-hour webinar will include information on the populations affected, case investigation, and interventions, including school and work exclusions, isolation, and home quarantine. Dr. Melnick will review the important role of partners in these efforts and describe how his health department collaborated with health care providers to offer prophylactic treatment to high-risk people while working to increase overall immunization rates. The presentation will also describe challenges in communicating with parents and addressing misinformation spread on social media and elsewhere, as well as efforts to change state policy to improve immunization rates and prevent future outbreaks.
Register today to learn the challenges and opportunities associated with responding to measles.
Date: June 25, 2019, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; health care providers; elected officials and other policy-makers
Alan Melnick, MD, MPH, Director and Health Officer, Clark County Public Health, Washington
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