Measles Investigation Worksheet - Contacts By Location Mobile App
In order to prevent a measles outbreak, local health departments collect data on individual cases of measles to use in comparison with other cases in the same region.
How does it work?
It is important to have a wider scope of measles cases to better understand the trends in vaccination and exposure to the measles virus. The Measles Investigation Worksheet- Contacts By Location app will help health investigators record and compare data of cases of measles within a designated area. The investigator will begin by detailing the location of exposure for the cases listed. Then, the investigator can list details such as the date of the interview with the patient and any follow-up, basic information about each patient experiencing signs and symptoms of the virus, the dates of the first and final exposure of the measles virus, and whether the MMR vaccine is up to date. For each patient, the health investigator can also include the results of any collected labs related to the virus, restrictions to minimize the threat of others being exposed to measles, and if a vaccination is recommended. With the app, the health investigator can collate cases of the infection to determine disease trends, immunization patterns, and provide vaccination education to individuals in the process.