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    Flu vaccine for 2016-17 season not considered effective in the over 65s age group

    Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:53
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    Thursday, 31 August 2017 13:35
  • Recall issued affecting NovoPen Echo and NovoPen 5 insulin pens

    Recall issued affecting NovoPen Echo and NovoPen 5 insulin pens

    Thursday, 24 August 2017 13:50
  • NICE updates guidance on fever in young children

    NICE updates guidance on fever in young children

    Monday, 14 August 2017 09:59

a measles image cbAugust 14 2017

Updated guidelines relating to measles identification, case management and control have been issued by Public Health England.

 The National Measles Guidelines 2017 include:

  • revised definitions for a significant exposure outside of the household setting
  • updated indications for post-exposure prophylaxis
  • additional information on laboratory testing services including the indications for urgent PCR testing, available through PHE regional laboratories.

Intended for use by all health professionals, the guidelines cover:

  • how to decide if a suspected case of measles is ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’
  • case management - what lab tests should be done and the importance of oral fluid testing on all suspected cases
  • measles control – identifying vulnerable contacts and assessing their need for post-exposure prophylaxis.

Links:
PHE National measles guidelines announcement                   https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/636995/PHE_measles_guidance.pdf
PHE National Measles Guidelines August 2017 document                   https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/636995/PHE_measles_guidance.pdf

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