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Another case of measles confirmed; no new sites

Outbreak now at 43 confirmed, 8 suspected cases

By , Columbian political reporter

Clark County’s measles outbreak has continued to rise with 43 confirmed cases and eight suspected cases as of Saturday afternoon.

Clark County Public Health, which announced the count in a press release, has been investigating the outbreak since Jan. 1. The outbreak of the highly contagious disease has spread to Oregon and the Seattle area. In response, Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a public health emergency and the Legislature is considering changes to the state’s vaccination exemption law.

According to the press release, 32 of the cases involve individuals between the ages of 1 and 10; ten cases are between 11 and 18 and a single case is between 19 and 29.

Of those cases, 37 were unimmunized and five were unverified. One case involved an individual who had been immunized.

Clark County Public Health released a list of locations in the Portland-Vancouver area where people may have been exposed. Public Health did not add any more exposure sites to the list on Saturday.

Click here for a complete list of exposure sites. 

Columbian political reporter