In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Clark County, WA, local health authorities have reported three additional confirmed measles cases, including the first adult case of the outbreak, bringing the total outbreak cases to 19.
In addition, another seven suspected cases are being reported.
Sixteen (84%) of the cases were unvaccinated, while the remaining three could not be verified.
This has prompted Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring to declare on Friday a public health emergency in response to the measles outbreak.
According to Clark County officials: The process is necessary to ensure Public Health has adequate resources to continue its response. The declaration enables Public Health to have access to additional resources outside of our regional area.
Here are the new locations where people may have been exposed to measles:
Health care facility:
Kaiser Cascade Park Medical Office, 12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 15 to 2 am Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Fisher Investments, 5525 NW Fisher Creek Drive, Camas
6:20 am to 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 10
6:20 am to 7 pm Friday, Jan. 11
6:20 am to 7 pm Monday, Jan. 14
6:20 am to 7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 15
Moda Center (Trail Blazers game), 1 N Center Court St., Portland from 5:30 to 11:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11.
Church of Christ the Savior, 3612 F St., Vancouver from 9:10 am to 3 pm Sunday, Jan. 13.
Verizon Wireless at Cascade Station, 10103 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland from 5 to 11 pm Monday, Jan. 14.
Public Health also has a correction to one exposure date at Vancouver Home Connection. Here are the exposure dates for Vancouver Home Connection:
Vancouver Home Connection, 301 S. Lieser Road, Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 7; Wednesday, Jan. 9 (This is a corrected date); and Friday, Jan. 11.
Public Health is requiring exclusion of students and staff without documented immunity to measles from only those schools identified as possible exposure sites. Students and staff excluded from those identified schools are also excluded from other schools, child care and other congregate settings. Students and staff at schools where measles exposure did not occur are not impacted by exclusions.
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