Clark County Public Health has identified six new confirmed cases of measles in the measles outbreak investigation, according to a press release published Saturday afternoon. This makes a total of 59 cases confirmed from January 1 plus a suspicious case.
Public health has identified a new place where people may have been exposed to measles: Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek, 2525 N.E. 139th Street, Vancouver, from 7 to 10 hours. February 14 and from 10:30 to 15:45. February 15th.
For a complete list of exposure sites, visit: columbian.com/news/2019/jan/29/measles-exposure-sites/.
t of 1 and 10; 13 aged between 11 and 18; one aged 19-29; There is also a confirmed case in the King County and four in the county of Malta, Ouda.
Fifty-two of the confirmed cases are not immunized. The immunization status can not be verified in five cases. In two cases, people who received a single dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine were involved; Public health does not provide any further information on these two cases in order to protect patients' confidentiality.
For more information on the outbreak, visit Clark.wa.gov/Public-Health/Measles- Research
What to do if you are infected
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 90% of the unvaccinated people exposed to the measles virus are confronted with the disease. The virus lives in the mucus of the nose and throat of an infected person and can survive for up to two hours in airspace where the infected person coughs or sneezes.
Health officials call on anyone who has been exposed to a specific location and think they have measles symptoms to call their health care provider before visiting the medical cabinet to draw up a plan to avoid exposure the others in the waiting room.
Print your family's immunization information online at wa.MyIR.net or request a copy of your immunization registry from the Washington State Department of Health. Health Department:
Public Health of Clark County, 360-397-8021
Multnomah County, Ore, Public Health, 503-988-3406.
Washington DC, Ore. Clthamas County, Ore., Public Health, 503-655-8411  Clark County Public Health regularly updates its list of places where people may have been exposed to measles. Together there are dozens of places, including hospitals, Portland International Airport and several schools.
Public health has set up a call center for inquiries related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360-397-8021. The call center is open every day.
For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health Measles Research Website at www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/Measles/MeaslesOutbreak. fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash that usually starts in the head and spreads to the rest of the body. One can spread the virus before showing symptoms.
People are contagious with measles up to four days before and within four days after a rash occurs. Once someone is exposed to measles, the disease develops for about one to three weeks.