RACGP publishes new measles fact sheet and checklist

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

The RACGP Expert Committee – Practice Technology and Management has published a new Measles fact sheet and checklist to support GPs and practice teams in response to an increased number of measles cases presenting at Australian general practices after international outbreaks.

Measles is one of the world’s most contagious viral diseases and early intervention is critical to prevent disease transmission. While measles was officially eliminated from Australia in 2014, a global outbreak has resulted in increased cases locally.

This resource includes key information and considerations for GPs and practice staff, alongside a preparation, response and recovery checklist for measles presentations.

The factsheet is available via the RACGP website alongside an extensive suite of general practice emergency planning and response resources.