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Washington is in a state of emergency as measles cases are increasing
"Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal to young children," Inslee said on Friday, adding that these cases create "an extreme risk to public health that can spread rapidly and in other countries. "
By Saturday, there were 31 cases of measles in Clark County, located on the southern border of the state, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. Of 31 cases, 21 are children aged between 1 and 10 years.
There is also one case in the King County that includes Seattle. While King County's website says the man in the 1950s was "a suspicious case," the governor said in a news release that it was a confirmed case of measles.
The Inslee proclamation allows agencies and agencies to use state resources and "do their best to help the affected areas."
A press release on the Governor's website says the DOH has introduced a structure to manage infectious disease incidents so that it can manage the social aspects of the epidemic through research and laboratory research.
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But there is a recent increase in unvaccinated children. The proportion of children who do not receive vaccine doses at 2 years of age increased from 0.9% among those born in 2011 to 1.3% among those born in 2015, the CDC reported in October. vaccine to protect against these viruses. Typical recommendations are that children should receive two doses of MMR vaccine, the first between 12 and 15 months of age and the second between 4 and 6 years
CNN Artemis Moshtaghian and Faith Karimi contributed to this report.