VANCOUVER, Washington – Health authorities have identified another case of measles in Clark County on Saturday. Now there are 65 confirmed cases in the epidemic and one suspect case
While employees have not identified new places where people may have been exposed to measles, there are several locations and dates in the Vancouver and Portland metro areas. You can find a complete list online. Officials say 57 of the patients were not immunized and six were not tested for vaccine and two patients had only one dose of MMR vaccines
one dose of the MMR vaccine was 93 percent effective, while two doses vaccine are 97 percent effective. Children usually receive the first MMR vaccine aged one year to 1
Most of the cases include children under 10 years of age, 15 cases are youth ages 11 to 18 years, one case is someone aged 19 to 29, and two cases are for people between 30 and 39 years of age.
Measles are highly contagious and can be spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The virus may remain in the air for up to two hours. Symptoms begin with fever and malaise, followed by a rash that starts from the head and moves down the body. , before signing in, call your health care provider to restrict someone's exposure to the waiting room.
If you have any further questions about measles, call your local health department:
- Clark County Public Health: (360) 397-8021
- Public Health in Clackamas County: (503) 655-8411
- ] Public Health of County Multnomah: (503) 988-3406
- Washington Public Health: (503) 846-3594