Measles Alert: Call First Before Visiting a Clinic or E.R.

Measles is an airborne disease. If a person is infected, the air becomes contagious for up to two hours after the patient leaves that area.

If anyone thinks they or a family member has measles, they should CALL their provider first before going to a clinic or emergency room. 
Measles is an airborne disease. If a person is infected, the air becomes contagious for up to two hours after the patient leaves that area.
If the provider does wish to see the potential measles patient, the patient will need to wear a mask prior to entering and be immediately placed in a private or airborne infectious isolation room (or negative pressure room).
We want to keep our community healthy.  The measles could spread rapidly by contaminating our patient population in waiting rooms.

How measles spreads:
By mother to baby by pregnancy, labor, or nursing.
By airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes).
By saliva (kissing or shared drinks).
By skin-to-skin contact (handshakes or hugs).
By touching a contaminated surface (blanket or doorknob).