Measles for Health Care Providers

Healthcare providers should consider measles in patients presenting with febrile rash illness and symptoms clinically compatible with measles symptoms, especially if the person recently traveled internationally or was exposed to a person with febrile rash illness.

Healthcare providers should report suspected measles cases to their local health department immediately.

Measles Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Order Estimate Calculator

This calculator can be used to estimate intramuscular immune globulin (IGIM) postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) order quantities needed after a measles exposure event. IGIM PEP can be administered up to six days after measles exposure. Orders are calculated based on three key components: MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccination rates, PEP return rates, and estimated number of persons exposed, by age group. This tool does not include calculations for use of MMR vaccine as PEP, or for IG administered via IV.

Note: This tool translates counts of exposed persons by age into an estimated dose order, based on general population weight distributions. It is intended for generalized exposure situations - scenarios with unique exposure or population profiles (e.g. exposure in a NICU) may require different calculations.


NYSDOH Health Advisory Notices

Measles in Your Practice

Clinical Features

Testing for Measles

EMS Providers

Resources to Share with Parents