Measles is a viral illness that spreads easily through the air when people cough and sneeze. It begins with a fever which can be as high as 105, fatigue, cough, nasal congestion and conjunctivitis. The rash usually appears about 14 days after the person has been exposed to the measles virus. However, the incubation period can range from 7-21 days. The rash spreads from the head to the trunk to the lower extremities. Patients are considered to be contagious from 4 days before to 4 days after the rash appears.
Measles can be prevented with measles containing vaccine, which is administered as the MMR vaccine. One dose of MMR vaccine is approximately 93 percent effective at preventing measles and 2 doses are approximately 97 percent effective.
The CDC recommends routine child immunization for MMR vaccine starting with the 1st dose at 12-15 months of age, and the 2nd dose at 4-6 years of age.
Please vaccinate your child against measles, especially in light of the recent outbreak in Southern California!
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Our pediatricians in the Mira Mesa office are pleased to announce they will be moving to a new office conveniently located a short distance away in Scripps Ranch. All of the physicians and staff of your medical home team will continue to bring your kids unsurpassed pediatric care at our new location.
Your same pediatricians in a brand new office, still right here . . . In Your Neighborhood.
12036 Scripps Highlands Drive, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92131
We know many of you have been concerned about Ebola. While the chances of a major outbreak are minimal, we want to provide you with some basic facts.
How Does it Spread?
The Ebola virus is spread through close contact with someone infected with the disease that is showing symptoms. People with Ebola will run a fever, have diarrhea and vomiting. Close contact means that you came in contact with the sick person’s body fluid (vomit, blood, and diarrhea). The Ebola virus lives in vomit, diarrhea, blood and sweat. The sicker a patient is, the more virus there is in bodily fluids.
To infect you, the body fluid must get into your nose, mouth, eyes, or through a cut or by needle stick. It doesn’t soak in through the skin and it does not stick to surfaces; for example, you won’t pick it up from an object or a doorknob. You won’t get it from breathing the same air as someone who has Ebola.
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Children’s Primary Care Medical Group is proud to welcome Pediatric Medical Associates of Tri-City, Inc. (PMA) to the medical group. The practice consists of Drs. Ambo, Castro, Muth and Naudin. PMA joins our other 21 offices to ensure the best pediatric care for your children is right in your neighborhood. A healthy partnership for kids and peace of mind for parents.
Dr. Desmond “Tony” Jolly talks about managing allergies and recognizing the signs of asthma in our latest videos. Visit our YouTube channel now to see all our videos.
CPCMG pediatricians were once again recognized as some of the top doctors in San Diego according to San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.
CPCMG is pleased to announce that three of our primary care locations are open after hours. Children’s Primary Extended Care (CPEC) is now available in the Coastal region, East County and South Bay. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Sunday, 10am-2:00pm. No appointment necessary.
With deepest sadness, we need to inform you that our beloved Dr. Richard Walls passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 13, 2013. This is a devastating loss for the community that he knew and loved for so many years. Please know that we are making arrangements to service Dr. Walls’ patient group as quickly as possible.
CPCMG is pleased to announce the addition of La Jolla Pediatrics to the medical group. With locations in La Jolla and La Costa, the practice consists of Founder Dr. William Hitchcock, as well as Drs. Burgamy and Ghandi and Nurse Practitioners Laura Wheeler and Nicole Kastner.