Measles: pathology, management and public health issues

Royal College of Nursing

Educator: Royal College of Nursing
Course Duration: 60 minutes

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Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that continues to occur in epidemics in the UK despite efforts to eradicate it. In the acute stage, measles is associated with several complications including otitis media, but some of the most severe consequences of the disease occur months and even years after the initial infection. Worldwide, measles contributes significantly to deaths in childhood and places an additional burden on families already living with the consequence of poverty and conflict. This learning module aims to develop the reader’s understanding of measles, including its pathophysiology, management and associated public health issues.

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