In a follow-up on the measles situation in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon health officials have reported the second confirmed measles case in the Salem, Marion County area.
The case is linked to a traveler who recently visited Marion County. The case is unrelated to the measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington, and is unrelated to a measles case in Multnomah County.
The person was unvaccinated, and there are no additional suspect cases at this time.
Oregon has reported eight total measles cases so far in 2019.
Oregon public health officials urge people to avoid immediately going to a medical office, if:
- They are not immune AND
- They have been exposed AND
- They have symptoms
Instead, call a health care provider or urgent care center by telephone to create an entry plan to avoid exposing others in waiting rooms.
Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that spreads easily to people who are not immune. It poses the highest risk to pregnant women, infants under 12 months of age and people with weakened immune systems.
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