Measles In Nursing

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In 2000, measles was considered to be eliminated in the United States, however the disease still exists in other countries as it’s estimated that approximately 20 million people become infected with the disease every years with 146,000 actually dying from the disease ("For Healthcare Professionals", 2016).As this is the case, there are still outbreaks that occur within the U.S. due to travelers going into exposed countries, exposed individuals traveling into the U.S., or those exposed who have not had the MMR immunization. The implications that this disease has for the Nursing practice is that Nursing professionals need to know what the signs and symptoms are when the disease presents. Education of parents and the public to get vaccinated
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