Most Measles Cases in 25 Years: Is This the End of Measles Elimination in the United States?

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Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)
To receive continuing education (CE) for WC2922-052119 – (Webcast) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars – COCA Call– Most Measles Cases in 25 Years: Is This the End of Measles Elimination in the United States?, May 21, 2019, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps by June 24, 2019 .

To receive continuing education (CE) for WD2922-052119 – Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars – COCA Call– Most Measles Cases in 25 Years: Is This the End of Measles Elimination in the United States?, May 21, 2019 (Web on Demand), please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps by June 25, 2021.

Overview

In 2000, measles was declared eliminated from the United States. However, the number of measles cases so far in 2019 exceeds the number of annual cases during any entire year since the declaration was made. The number of case reports continues to climb. As of May 10, 2019, 839 measles cases have been confirmed in 23 states. Of these cases, 621 (74%) were reported in children, with 109 (13%) in infants aged <12 months; and 738 (88%) cases have been associated with close-knit communities, primarily in New York. Despite a national measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination coverage level of about 95%, 1 in 12 children in the United States is not receiving their first dose of MMR vaccine on time, underscoring considerable measles susceptibility across the country. The majority of measles importations into the United States are from unvaccinated U.S. residents who become infected while traveling abroad. Healthcare professionals should remain vigilant about measles.

During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn what makes 2019 a historic year for measles and what they can do to help identify cases and stop measles transmission.

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Cite background information on the topic covered during the presentation.
  2. Discuss CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  3. Describe the topic’s implications for clinicians.
  4. Discuss concerns and/or issues related to preparedness for and/or response to urgent public health threats.
  5. Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of health care providers.

Activity Specific Objectives
At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Identify the clinical presentation of measles.
  • Discuss current measles epidemiology in the United States.
  • List measles vaccine recommendations.
  • Describe measles guidance in health care settings.

Call Slides: View Nowpdf icon

Ryan Fagan, MD, MPH&TM
Medical Officer
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adria Lee, MSPH
Epidemiologist
Division of Viral Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Manisha Patel, MD, MS
Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Herpesvirus, and Domestic Polio Epidemiology Team Lead
Division of Viral Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Webinar/Audio conference call on Tuesday, May 21, 2019: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Web-on-demand training will be available a few days after the live call.

To access the webinar:
A few minutes before the webinar begins, please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Webinar ID: 118 484 474

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/anixAVglVexternal icon

WC2922   0387-0000-19-120-L04-P (must be completed by June 24, 2019)
WD2922   0387-0000-19-120-H04-P (must be completed by June 25, 2021)

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians
  • Contact Information:coca@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communication Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees: COCA Continuing Education (CE) is free.

Accreditation Statements

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hour.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total 1 Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

Image of acpe logo.CPE:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive) 0.1 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-19-120-L04-P and enduring 0387-0000-19-120-H04-P course category.

This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline. Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credit for this program.

AAVSB/RACE:This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.0 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, CDC, our planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Page last reviewed: April 1, 2019