CLARK COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – Health officials have confirmed a measles case in Washington and warned that people who visited Portland Airport or two regional hospitals earlier this month could be exposed.
The case was confirmed in a child who was unvaccinated, says Clark County Health District.
A child under the age of 11 years and returns to Clark County on November 14 after traveling internationally to a country where measles is observed.
The child visited Portland International Airport, Vancouver SouthHealth South West Medical Center and Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, while contagious according to health officials.
People who visited places at the following times may be exposed:
- Portland International Airport, Contest E, lower end north, including toilets and luggage, from 1
- PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center from 12:45 to 5.05 pm Thursday, November 14.
- Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from 11:50 a.m. Saturday, November 16 to 4:25 p.m. Sunday, November 17.
Those who are susceptible and exposed may develop symptoms from November 18 to December 9.
There are 72 measles cases registered in Clark County this year, according to Clark County Public Health.
Anyone who believes that they have symptoms of measles should call their doctor before visiting a medical office to devise a plan that avoids exposure to others.
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