Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that spreads easily through the air or on infected surfaces; According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, of every 1,000 people who get measles, 1 to 2 will die. And the numbers are even higher in developing countries where the case fatality rate is 4-10%. As providers who care for kids, we urge our parents, schools and communities to protect each other by vaccinating for measles.
In today’s episode Edwin Asturias, MD joins us to talk through the classic symptoms, treatment and vaccination recommendations for measles.
Dr. Asturias is the Director for Latin American Infectious Disease at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is also an Associate Professor or Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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