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Measles References and Resources

Textbooks and Guidelines

  • Surveillance Manual – Chapter 7: Measles
    The Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases provides current guidelines for those directly involved in surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases, especially personnel at the local health departments.
  • Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Measles
    (Also called the Pink Book) Describes the measles virus, pathogenesis, clinical features, complications, laboratory diagnosis, occurrence, transmission, secular trends, classifications of measles cases, measles vaccine, vaccination schedule and use, adverse reactions following vaccination, contraindications and precautions to vaccination, and vaccine storage and handling.
  • Travelers Health: Yellow Book: Measles
    Measles chapter from CDC’s Health Information for International Travel 2008 (Prevention of Specific Infectious Diseases.) Describes the occurrence, risk for travelers, clinical presentation, prevention, and treatment of measles.


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