Published: Mon, January 28, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Man with measles in King County came in contact with hundreds

Man with measles in King County came in contact with hundreds

Inslee's proclamation allows agencies and departments to use state resources and "do everything reasonably possible to assist affected areas".

Twenty-one of the 30 people infected in Clark County are under 10 years old, with eight between the ages of 11 and 18 and a lone case of someone between 19 and 29, according to the county's Public Health Department.

Portland is in this county.

Health officials in southwestern Idaho are warning medical care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles because of an outbreak in western Washington that has sickened at least 26 people. Twenty-six of those suffering from the disease had not been immunized and the vaccination status of four others was unverified.

Health officials in Clark County as of Wednesday said they had confirmed 23 measles cases since the beginning of the year.

Measles is a highly-contagious and potentially deadly infection that is most common for small children, although it is easily preventable through vaccination.

Locations and venues include Portland International Airport, at the Moda Center during a Portland Trail Blazers basketball game, an Amazon Locker location and stores such as Costco and Ikea.

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LOS ANGELES: A state of emergency was declared on Friday in the western USA state of Washington following a measles outbreak that has affected more than two dozen people, the majority of them children. Naus says similar under-vaccinated areas exist in our province, with even possibly as much as five per cent of young children in B.C. who are not vaccinated.

Although, no cases have yet been reported in B.C. related to the outbreak. The measles vaccine is very effective.

The measles vaccine has been part of routine childhood shots for decades, and measles was declared eliminated in the 2000.

The outbreak began near Portland, Oregon, at the start of the year and quickly spread to nearby Clark County and King County, both in Washington.

Officials have identified several locations in Auburn, Kent and Covington, including two crowded high school basketball games at Kentlake High School on January 10 and 12, visited by the infected person last week.

Those who may have been exposed should watch for early symptoms of fever and malaise and then a rash starting on the head and moving down the body.

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