A measles outbreak investigation can be a very expensive task as was demonstrated in the Minnesota outbreak earlier this year when some 79 mostly children were infected costing the health department $2.3 million during the five-month outbreak.
Recently in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), an analysis was published looking at the Public Health Economic Burden Associated with Two Single Measles Case Investigations.
I was joined by Grace Marx, MD to discuss the MMWR report. Dr Marx is with the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and is the lead author of the paper.
Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in NYC
- England measles outbreaks linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe: PHE
- Antibiotic resistance, the ‘post-antibiotic era’ and improving antibiotic stewardship
- Clostridium difficile awareness: A discussion with Steven LaRosa, MD
- Pandemic vs epidemic: What’s the difference and why does it matter?
- ‘What is a virus?’ and other questions answered
- Antibiotic crisis looming: Osterholm’s thoughts
- Bacteriophage therapy: A remarkable story
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and the importance of timely treatment with doxycycline
- H7N9 avian influenza in China: Should we be worried?
- Can kids be too clean? An interview with ‘Let Them Eat Dirt’ coauthor, B. Brett Finlay, PhD
- Hotez measles prediction: ‘Something awful is happening in Texas’
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden