Back to the Future: Measles Resurgence and Vaccine Hesitancy - Frankly Speaking EP 134Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato
Measles were declared eliminated in 2000; however, in June 2019, the CDC announced that there were > 1,000 cases identified in the US—the largest number of cases since 1992. Join us as we discuss the causes of this increase in a vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) and strategies for containing this looming public health concern.
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- Identify current measles (rubeola virus) rates and associated public health and health policy implications
- Discuss known and suspected causes for the increased incidence of measles
- Describe strategies for PCPs to address this public health concern on both a micro (exam room) and macro (policy) level
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