Table 2.

Infection control precautions for Measles, mumps, and rubella

VirusIncubation period (days)Duration of infectivityPrecautions
Measles virus10–144 days before to 7 days after rash appearsRespiratory isolation, immunization of close contacts (staff, patients) if immune status unknown or susceptible
Mumps virus14–212 days before to 7 days after onset of parotitisRespiratory isolation, immunization of close contacts (staff, patients) if immune status unknown or susceptible
Rubella virus14–217 days before to 10 days after rash onsetRespiratory isolation, immunization of close contacts (staff, patients) if immune status unknown or susceptible, special consideration if contact is pregnant (refer to clinical virologist/infectious disease physician)