What is the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clinical case definition for reporting measles?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clinical case definition for reporting purposes requires only the following:

  • Generalized rash lasting 3 days or longer

  • Temperature of 101.0°F (38.3°C) or higher

  • Cough, coryza, or conjunctivitis


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