Measles and Mumps in the United States
Recorded On: 07/18/2019
IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert
Duration: 60 minutes Available through: 12/31/2021
Outbreaks of measles and mumps continue to occur in the United States despite widespread use of vaccination. Unfounded fears about risks of vaccination have resulted in declines in vaccine uptake in some areas and resultant outbreaks of infection. In this webinar, we will review the transmission, infection, diagnosis, and prevention of Measles and Mumps. We will discuss controversies surrounding vaccination and strategies for infection prevention.Learning Objectives:
- Identify the key components to a screening algorithm.
- Describe the steps when an exposure has been determined.
- List the symptoms and infectious period of measles and mumps.
- Discuss vaccines for prevention.
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Rachel C. Orscheln, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Washington University
Rachel Orscheln is a graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Washington University. She is currently an associate professor of Pediatrics at Washington University. She is the director of Ambulatory Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Director of the International Adoption Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She is an active member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team and is the Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician liaison to the Bone Marrow Transplant Team.
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