Measles outbreak: Vancouver-area epidemic grows to 77 confirmed cases – OregonLive

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Measles outbreak: Vancouver-area epidemic grows to 77 confirmed cases – OregonLive

The Clark County Public Health Department announced Wednesday that one more person has been diagnosed with measles linked to a Vancouver-area outbreak. The total number of people diagnosed in Oregon and Washington due to the outbreak since Jan. 1 is now at 77.

There are another three people in Oregon who’ve contracted measles not related to the epidemic, according to health officials.

Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air and can linger for up to two hours in an enclosed area. Nine out of 10 unvaccinated people who are exposed to the virus will contract it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For every 1,000 people who get measles, one to two die.

The vast majority of people affected by the current outbreak weren’t vaccinated against the virus. Several had one dose of the vaccine, which is 93 percent effective.

Two doses are 97 percent effective, and public health officials in Washington recommend that everyone who is unvaccinated or only received one get both shots to avoid contracting measles. The vaccine can reduce the risk of infection if gotten within 72 hours after exposure to the virus.

To help prevent further spreading of the disease, health officials ask that people who think they might have measles call their doctor or health care provider before going to a hospital or doctor’s office.

Here are the latest numbers of Oregon and Washington measles cases confirmed by the Clark County Public Health and Oregon Health Authority, along with areas where people may have been exposed to the virus and resources to call.

Total confirmed cases of measles since Jan. 1, 2019 in Oregon and Washington (as of 3/13/2019): 80

(* = Not tied to Clark County measles outbreak)

(** = 1 case not tied to Clark County measles outbreak)

Clark County: 72

King County: 1

Ages

1-10 years old: 53 people

11-18 years old: 15 people

19-29 years old: 1 person

30-39 years old: 3 people

40-49 years old: None

50-59 years old: 1 person

Immunization Status

Unimmunized: 63 people

One dose of MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine: 2 people

Unverified: 7 cases

Columbia County: 1*

Marion County: 1*

Multnomah County: 5**

Washington

CLARK COUNTY

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Department

400 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver

Sunday, March 3, 1:45 a.m. through Monday, March 4, 8:45 p.m.

The Vancouver Clinic

700 NE 87th Ave., Vancouver

Friday, March 1, 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 2, 9:50 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.

Oregon

MARION COUNTY

Youth With a Mission*

7085 Battle Creek Road SE, Salem

Monday, Feb. 18, 7:00 a.m. through Monday, March 11, 5:00 p.m.

Get Air Trampoline Park*

3910 Rickey St. SE, Salem

Thursday, Feb. 21, from 1:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Red Robin*

831 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem

Thursday, Feb. 21, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY

Portland International Airport*

Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Southwest Airlines check-in area and Concourse C

Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Emergency Department*

2801 N Gantenbein Ave., Portland

Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10:30 p.m to Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2:30 a.m.

Past exposure areas Oregon health officials no longer consider relevant:

Oregon

DESCHUTES COUNTY

-Juniper Swim and Fitness Center

800 NE 6th St, Bend

Sunday, Jan. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

-Mountain Air

20495 Murray Rd, Suite 150, Bend

Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY

-Amazon Lockers

1131 SW Jefferson St., Portland

Thursday, Jan. 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

-Costco

4849 NE 138th Ave., Portland

Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.

-Fred Meyer

22855 NE Parklane, Wood Village

Sunday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

-Gresham Troutdale Family Medical Center

1700 SW 257th Dr., Troutdale

Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

-Ikea

10280 NE Cascades Pkwy., Portland

Friday, Jan. 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

-Legacy GoHealth

22262 NE Glisan St, Gresham

Sunday, Jan. 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

-Magnolia Clinic

2207 NE Broadway Ste 200, Portland

Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 11:50 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

-Moda Center

1 N Center Ct St, Portland

Friday, Jan. 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

-New Life Missionary Church

3300 172nd PL, Portland

Sunday, Jan. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

-OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

1945 Water Ave, Portland

Saturday, Jan. 19, from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

-Portland International Airport

7000 NE Airport Way, Portland

Monday, Jan. 7, from 10:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Baggage claim area

-Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Emergency Department

2801 N Gantenbein Ave., Portland

Saturday, Jan. 12, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

-Rejuvenation

1100 SE Grand Ave., Portland

Thursday, Jan. 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

-Verizon Wireless at Cascade Station

10103 NE Cascades Pkwy, Building N, Portland

Monday, Jan. 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.

-Walgreens Pharmacy

25699 SE Stark St, Troutdale

Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Washington

Clark County Public Health call center: 360-397-8021

Oregon

Clackamas County Public Health: 503-655-8411

Multnomah County Public Health: 503-988-3406

Washington County Public Health: 503-846-3594

— The Oregonian/OregonLive

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