Measles: Resources for dental professionals

With the news media closely monitoring the reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the outbreak of measles in the United States (more than 100 cases as of this date), dental professionals may require the need for more information regarding cross-contamination issues.

With the news media closely monitoring the reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the outbreak of measles in the United States (more than 100 cases as of this date), dental professionals may require the need for more information regarding cross-contamination issues.

Two familiar resources remain valuable and indispensable to the profession.

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) maintains an overview of measles on its website. In addition to a variety of links to other websites, the OSAP overview reminds dental professionals about the guidelines regarding measles, as well as best practices.

Visit OSAP Overview here.

The CDC’s information is generated for a vast audience of visitors to its website. But there is a specific section for health-care providers. Much of the information is designed for the medical professional, but dental professionals can compare notes regarding visible symptoms present in patients, vaccination protocols, and isolation procedures to control contamination.

Visit CDC site for healthcare professionals

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