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Clark County Health Officials Grapple With Measles Outbreak

Update on Monday 1/28/2019 1:10 p.m.: The outbreak now includes 35 confirmed cases and 11 suspected ones. The majority of cases continue to be in children, with 25 cases between 1 and 10 years old, nine between 11 and 18 years old and one adult younger than 29.

Portland Faces New Measles Threat

For the second time this summer, Oregon health officials are trying to limit a potential outbreak.

Oregon health officials announced a new measles threat in the Portland area on Saturday. 

Confirmed Case of Measles in Portland Metro Area

Multnomah County is tracking a case of measles, identifying as many as 500 people who might have been exposed. At highest risk are 40 people, mostly infants.

Multnomah County is tracking a case of measles and has notified 500 people that they might have been exposed.

Local Measles Case Prompts Emphasis on Importance of Vaccines, Potential for Outbreak

Just over 100 measles cases have been diagnosed in the US this year, but British Columbia has seen an outbreak this spring

A baby who passed through Portland International Airport last week has since been diagnosed with measles, prompting officials to stress the importance of vaccinations against the virus.

While vaccination rates in the Portland area remain relatively high – about 95 percent, according to the Multnomah County Health Department – health officials are working with the child's primary care provider to make sure patients are notified of the exposure and to take appropriate follow up.

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