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Oregon Monitors Potential Cases Of Coronavirus But Declines To Release Numbers

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Oregon health officials say they are monitoring people who recently returned to the state from China for coronavirus in hopes of preventing an outbreak but they’ve declined to release details. 

They say that the public is safe -- so far.

Multnomah County Health Department Embroiled in Dispute

That conflict, between health officials and its advisory council, gets played out at a meeting held next Monday evening.

Confidential sources have told The Lund Report about a confrontation brewing between the Multnomah County Health Department and its Community Advisory Council that could come to a head Monday evening.

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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