Sutter Doctors Encourage Vaccination During Measles Outbreak
The recent measles outbreak, now reported in 11 states, serves as a reminder about the importance of vaccinations. Physicians within the Sutter Health not-for-profit network encourage vaccination as the best way to prevent measles and its spread.
Measles, a highly infectious, airborne disease, typically begins with fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, and within a few days a red rash appears. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports most of the current measles cases in California are part of an outbreak linked to Disneyland.
Our Health Maintenance Guidelines outlines recommended screenings and immunizations at all ages. In addition, Jeffrey Silvers, M.D., infectious-disease specialist at Sutter Health’s Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and Yasuko Fukuda, M.D., pediatrician at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center spoke about measles with the San Francisco Chronicle and ABC 7 News.
Find more information about the measles on the CDPH website.