The measles outbreak in the Vancouver, Clark County, Washington area has reached 70 confirmed cases after two additional cases was reported on Saturday.
New public exposure locations include the Vancouver Clinic on 700 NE 87th Ave. during the following dates/times: 3:30 to 9:30 pm Friday, March 1 and 9 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, March 2.
Measles is extremely contagious. The virus travels through the air and can stay up to two hours in the air of a room where a person with measles has been. If other people breathe the contaminated air or touch a contaminated surface, then touch their eyes, noses or mouths, they can become infected. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90 percent of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected.