A trio of bipartisan legislators in Oregon are backing a bill that would eliminate the state’s non-medical exemption for vaccines.
Updated Monday, Feb. 25, 2019: The outbreak in Clark County has grown to 65 confirmed cases and one suspect case. Another person in Multnomah County also became infected, though health authorities said it didn't immediately appear to be linked to the Clark County outbreak.
Amid a measles outbreak in the Northwest that has stoked the flames of a national debate over vaccinations, Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would alter the state’s immunization process.
As public health officials work to tamp down a measles outbreak in the Portland metro area, Oregon lawmakers are preparing to take up legislation that would increase the number of children vaccinated for the disease.
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 and Clark County are starting the new year with two cases of the measles.
The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed another case of measles in Portland, just over a week after warning about a previous infection.
Oregon health officials announced a new measles threat in the Portland area on Saturday.
Updated: Friday, July 13, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.