Measles outbreaks have been in the news a lot. What are 5 quick facts about transmission that our office should be aware of?
Here are 5 quick facts to know about measles.
- It is highly contagious. Individuals who are not immune have a 90% chance of becoming infected if they are close to someone with measles.
- The virus can live up to 2 hours in an airspace where an infected person coughed or sneezed.
- It can be spread when others breathe contaminated air or touch infected surfaces and then touch their eyes, nose, or mouth.
- If a susceptible worker is exposed to measles, a post-exposure vaccine should be administered within 72 hrs.
- The 1st dose of the vaccine is 93% effective, and the 2nd dose is 97%.
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How many healthcare breaches have been reported to Health & Human Services so far this year?
Between January and June of 2019 approximately, 158 healthcare entities have reported breaches with over 4 million records impacted. Hacking/IT incidents via email and networks/servers were the leading cause. For more information click here.