Measles Resources for Providers

Measles Resources for Health Care Providers

This page is to provide measles-related resources to Idaho health care providers. Central District Health serves Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties in Idaho.

Visit our measles webpage for the public, HERE.

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Health Alert Network (HAN)

The Health Alert Network (HAN) is an essential resource for communication between Central District Health and health care providers, schools, laboratories, pharmacies, and other medical service providers. We highly encourage our health care community to sign-up to receive HAN messages. HAN is used to pass on important information about outbreaks, seasonal disease advisories, educational opportunities, and more. Learn More

Measles-Related HANs for Providers
| CDH Asks Providers to Include Measles in Differential Diagnosis for Patients with Febrile Rash Illness

Measles Testing Protocol

Idaho Testing and Infection Prevention Guidance
Idaho Bureau of Laboratories Sampling and Submission Guide
Idaho Bureau of Laboratories Supplementary Form for Measles
Providers requesting measles testing must complete and submit this form to IBL with the clincial test request form

Reportable Diseases in Idaho

Health care providers, laboratorians, and hospital administrators are required, according to the Idaho Reportable Diseases Rules (IDAPA 16.02.10), to report communicable diseases and conditions included on the Idaho Reportable Disease List to their local health district or the Epidemiology Program within the Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention. Reports must be made within three (3) working days of identification or diagnosis unless otherwise noted on the Idaho Reportable Disease List. 

To report a reportable disease in Ada, Boise, Elmore or Valley County during business hours, call 208-327-8625; after hours, please call State Communications at 208-846-7610 and a CDH staff member will be paged on your behalf.

For information on reporting a case in a different Idaho health district, click HERE. (Idaho Department of Health and Welfare)

View the Idaho Reportable Disease List, HERE.

Additional Resources

Minimize Measles Transmission in a Health Care Setting
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - Epidemiology
Measles Information for Health Care Professionals - CDC