Measles Reporting: Worksheet Mobile App
The virus causing a measles infection is highly contagious and produces a number of distinct symptoms.
How does it work?
Like other infectious diseases, suspect measles cases should be carefully tracked beginning with the point of exposure to measles for effective disease control. While the measles vaccination has high immunity rates, others who have not been vaccinated are at high risk of contracting the disease. The Measles Reporting: Worksheet app is useful for collecting data on individual cases of measles and determining all contacts who may have been exposed to measles over the course of the infection. For each of the measles cases, the name, date of birth and immunization status is noted on the worksheet. The worksheet is divided into two parts. Part A is characterized as the period of exposure to measles and is used in identifying sources of the infection and tracks from the earliest exposure date to the onset of a rash, location, and contacts. Part B is the period in which the infection is confirmed and the patient is contagious and is essential to identifying contacts who may have been exposed to measles, as well as the site of transmission of the disease.