Clark County Public Health now investigating 5 suspected, 16 confirmed measles cases

Outbreak has taken place among children in Clark County since Jan. 1

VANCOUVER — Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, there have been 16 confirmed cases and five suspected cases identified, all among children.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

Age

• 1 to 10 years: 13 cases
• 11 to 18 years: three cases

Immunization status

• Unverified: two cases
• Unimmunized: 14 cases
• Hospitalization: one case (one suspected case has also been hospitalized)

 

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room.

People who visited the following locations may have been exposed to measles:

Health care facilities

• Magnolia Family Clinic, 2207 NE Broadway, Suite 200, Portland from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tue., Jan. 8.
• The Vancouver Clinic, 700 NE 87th Ave., Vancouver: 3:30 to 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 11; 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat. Jan. 12; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 13; 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon., Jan. 14.
• Kaiser Cascade Park, 12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12.
• Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Emergency Department, 2801 N Gantenbein Ave., Portland from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12.
• PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Department, 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl., Vancouver: 10 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12 to 4 a.m. Sun., Jan. 13; 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 13.
• Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 NE 139th St., Vancouver: 8:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12 to 1 a.m. Sun., Jan. 13; 5:45 p.m. Sun., Jan. 13 and 12:30 a.m. Mon., Jan. 14.

Rose Urgent Care and Family Practice, 18 NW 20th Ave., Battle Ground from 3:45 to 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 14.

  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Emergency Department, 2211 NE 139th St., Vancouver from 11:40 p.m. Mon., Jan. 14 to 5:10 a.m. Tue., Jan. 15.

Schools

• Cornerstone Christian Academy, 10818 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver on Fri., Jan. 4
• Vancouver Home Connection, 301 S. Lieser Road, Vancouver on Mon., Jan. 7; Tue., Jan. 8; and Fri., Jan. 11.
• Hearthwood Elementary School, 801 NE Hearthwood Blvd., Vancouver on Mon., Jan. 7; Tue., Jan. 8; and Wed., Jan. 9.
• Image Elementary School, 4400 NE 122nd Ave., Vancouver on Tue., Jan. 8 and Wed., Jan. 9.
• Eisenhower Elementary School, 9201 NW Ninth Ave., Vancouver on Tue., Jan. 8 and Wed., Jan. 9.

  • Tukes Valley Primary School, 20601 NE 167th Ave., Battle Ground on Tue., Jan. 8.
  • Tukes Valley Middle School, 20601 NE 167th Ave., Battle Ground on Tue., Jan. 8

Public Health is requiring exclusion of students and staff without documented immunity to measles from schools, child care and other congregate settings.

Other locations

• Church of Christ Savior, 3612 F St., Vancouver from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sun., Jan. 6 and 6 to 11:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6.
• Church of Truth, 7250 NE 41st St., Vancouver from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6.
• Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland from 10:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 7. More specifically, anyone who spent time in Concourse D and the Delta Sky Lounge during that time period.
• Costco, 4849 NE 138th Ave., Portland from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tue., Jan. 8.
• Amazon Lockers, 1131 SW Jefferson St., Portland from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thu., Jan. 10.
• Rejuvenation, 1100 SE Grand Ave., Portland from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thu., Jan. 10.
• Pho Green Papaya, 13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thu., Jan. 10.
• Chuck’s Produce, 13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 8 to 11:45 p.m. Thu., Jan. 10 and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 11.
• IKEA, 10280 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 11.


Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call, 360.397.8021. The call center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including weekends.

At this time, it’s unclear whether these cases are connected. This is an ongoing outbreak investigation. Public Health will provide updates as additional information becomes available. Public Health has created a webpage dedicated to the measles investigation that contains the latest information, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

Anyone with questions about measles infection or the measles vaccine should call their primary care provider or their local county health department:

• Clark County Public Health, (360) 397-8021
• Multnomah County Public Health, (503) 988-3406
• Washington County Public Health, (503) 846-3594
• Clackamas County Public Health, (503) 655-8411

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