Delegates have been chosen for AAFP’s National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students to take place in Kansas City, MO July 30 – August 1, 2015.
Measles is a highly contagious, potentially very serious illness which continues to occur in the U.S. largely due to importation. In 2015 there has been a large outbreak associated with the Disney theme park in California, with 117 confirmed cases, mostly likely initiated by a visitor to the US with measles or a returning traveler who contracted the illness while out of the country.
The combination of kids being out of school and the promise of nice weather means your patients likely will be spending much more time outside. That’s why it’s important to remind them that summer is best enjoyed when they keep their family’s safety in mind, including the need to stay hydrated, use proper sun protection, and be safe in and around the pool.