DPH encouraging physicians who suspect a patient has measles to report ASAP

Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., is encouraging physicians in the state who suspect a patient has measles to call DPH “immediately” at 404-657-2588 (during business hours) or 866-PUB-HLTH (after hours or weekends).

DPH has “confirmed 11 cases of measles in the past 10 days…bring[ing] the total number of confirmed measles cases in Georgia to 18 so far this year – more than in the previous decade combined.”

Dr. Toomey emphasizes that “we must be ever vigilant for patients presenting with febrile rash illness and clinically compatible measles symptoms.”

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