So why not another measles update. Auckland has topped 410 cases as of Monday. We had a reminder to use nasopharyngeal swabs or throat swabs for PCR not buccal. But where does a buccal swab end and a throat swab begin? Still working that one out. The main treatment is prevention. Which does pose problems. Latests estimate is 6% cases have been fully immunised and 48% hospitalisation. So constant vigilance.
A rapid review of the key fact that emergency medicine clinicians need to know about the diagnosis and mangement of measles.