- • 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.
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.