Measles Rapid Assessment Form for the Local Investigator Mobile App
The measles virus is a rash illness that presents other distinct characteristics including cough, high fever, and body pain.
How does it work?
While mortality rates from the virus are relatively low, the disease is highly contagious particularly among children who have not received a measles immunization. A local health department will track measles cases to study measles vaccination immunity and prevent an outbreak of measles in any community. The Measles Rapid Assessment Form for the Local Investigator app to identify whether an individual may have the virus before conducting laboratory testing. With the app, an investigator will check for symptoms of the disease, indicating the onset and duration of each, and any complications reported. The app can be used to collect additional information such as travel history and potential contact with measles cases, measles vaccination history, and IgM antibodies test results. With this app, health workers can identify potential cases of measles to lower the risk of measles transmission to the wider population.