Important-Measles Update Webcast

On May 21, 2019, CDC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response held a webinar called “Most Measles Cases in 25 Years: Is This the End of Measles Elimination in the United States.” This webinar was extremely informative and we encourage all to view and share it with your partners.

Measles Airborne Precautions In Healthcare Settings

Health care providers must use standard precautions and airborne transmission precautions when caring for any patients with suspected or confirmed measles. Use personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriately, including a fit-tested NIOSH-approved  N95 or higher level respirator for healthcare personnel, regardless of presumptive evidence of immunity.

You can read CDC’s airborne procedures and the Wisconsin Immunization Program’s guidance(pages 12-13) for further guidance.

Quick Guide For Clinicians-What To Do If You Suspect Measles

We created a Suspect Measles quick guide for you to print and post in your office. Please share the quick guide with all of your staff and ensure everyone is aware of measles precautions.

Public Hearing June 11, 2019-Administrative Rule Change

The public hearing for DHS 146, Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, is scheduled on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 1 West Wilson Street, Room 751 Madison, WI 53703. The proposed change updates the list of vaccine preventable disease used by the Department to purchase and distribute vaccines to school districts and local health departments.

Current Rule Text: ch. DHS 146 and Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 071-17 the proposed rule order can be found here.

Department Contact: Susan Uttech (Rules Coordinator) 608-267-3561

Note: Commenting, notification services, and rule documents may also be available through the State Legislature’s administrative rule website.