Last Updated: 11/18/2022
Measles Information For Health Professionals
- Lab Testing for Measles at the MDH Public Health Laboratory
Information on the lab tests for measles, when they should be used, and how to submit specimens to MDH.
- "Clinical Testing and Submission Form" from Forms for the Infectious Disease Laboratory
Include this form with each specimen when submitting for testing. Fill out the form as completely as possible and indicate which test is requested.
- Reporting Measles
All cases of measles must be reported to the MDH. Find out what needs to be reported, who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out more about the disease.
Tools and resources
- Minimize Measles Transmission in Health Care Settings
Quick reference for minimizing the risk of measles transmission in health care settings.
- When to Suspect and Test for Measles (PDF)
Quick guidance for when you should screen, assess risk, and report and test for measles.
- Measles Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Non-Symptomatic Susceptible Contacts (PDF)
Guidance for post-exposure prophylaxis for non-symptomatic susceptible contacts depending on risk factors and time from first exposure to measles case.
Clinical features and epidemiology
- Measles Clinical Information
Information on measles for health professionals, including epidemiology, communicability, and treatment.
- Managing Measles Exposures in Health Care Workers
Information for employee health and infection prevention staff on evaluating health care workers' measles immune status and responding to exposures in health care settings.
- Measles Vaccination and Disease History Assumptions by Age
A guide to help determine the age groups most likely under-immunized against measles.
- Measles: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Measles chapter in CDC's Pink Book on vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Photos of Measles and People with Measles
The CDC offers photos of the disease and people affected by the disease.
Warning: graphic medical images.
- Measles Vaccination Recommendations
Information for health care professionals on measles vaccination recommendations, including effectiveness, contraindications and precautions.
- Adult Measles Vaccination (PDF)
Summary of MMR vaccination recommendations for adults.
- Measles Vaccine Product Information and VIS
Generic name Manufacturer Prescribing information VIS Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) Merck Merck: M-M-R II CDC: MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella) VIS Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (MMRV) Merck Merck: ProQuad CDC: MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, & Varicella) VIS
- CDC: Q&As About Vaccination Options for Preventing Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella
Questions and answers from the CDC.
- Ask the Experts: MMR Vaccination
Experts from the CDC answer challenging questions about vaccines and their administration.
ACIP recommendations and MMWR reports
- CDC: MMR ACIP Vaccine Recommendations (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
CDC: MMRV ACIP Vaccine Recommendations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella)
CDC listing of recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
- Measles-related MMWR Articles
Articles published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report regarding measles.