The United States has experienced a record number of measles cases (Rubeola) in 2014 (more than 600 patients), which is the greatest number in more than 14 years. This virus represents a challenge to Emergency Medicine because it is very highly infectious and has been rarely seen in Emergency Departments in the recent past. Please see the ACEP fact sheet, below, about this disease for a review of its presentation, clinical course and implications for your Emergency Department.
ACEP Fact Sheet on Measles
Developed January 2015 by the ACEP Ebola Expert Panel