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Measles (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Authors: Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MCAP; Steven M Bandy, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Section of Emergency Medicine, Norton Community Hospital, Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Coauthor(s): Robert Sapien, MD, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Richard Harrigan, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine.

REFERENCE:

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Measles -- United States, 2011." MMWR 61.15 Apr. 20, 2012: 253-257.


Last Editorial Review: 6/21/2012

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