Highlights

•    During a nosocomial measles outbreak, 10 healthcare workers (HCW) contracted measles.
•    None of the affected HCW had direct contact to the index patient.
•    The economic impact of the outbreak is estimated to approximately 700,000€.
•    The cause of the outbreak was the fact that HCW were unvaccinated.

Abstract

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After treatment of an inpatient with measles, an outbreak occurred within the unprotected healthcare workers (HCW) of a regional hospital in Hesse, Germany in February and March 2017.

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