Resources for Medical Providers

Act immediately if you suspect measles:

  • Implement airborne infection control precautions immediately. Mask and isolate the patient
  • Only symptomatic patients should be tested for measles
  • Call the Rock County Public Health Department immediately at 608-757-5440
  • Only allow medical personnel who are immune to measles to be near the patient and also wear N95 respirator masks
  • Expedite measles testing to the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene
    • More details on specimen collection, transport and testing can be found on Wisconsin State Labe of Hygiene website:
  • Isolate patient for 4 days after rash onset
  • Do not use the exposed exam room for 2 hours after a suspected measles patient has left the room