Measles update: Confirmed cases remain at 70; two suspected cases

Public Health is discontinuing its scheduled daily news releases; will only issue a news release if additional confirmed cases or exposure sites are identified

VANCOUVER — Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and is currently investigating two suspect cases. There are no new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Public Health is discontinuing its scheduled daily news releases. Moving forward, Public Health will only issue a news release if additional confirmed cases or exposure sites are identified. The measles investigation webpage will continue to be updated.

Public Health has also deactivated the measles call center. Anyone with questions about measles infection or public exposures should call their primary care provider or Public Health at (360) 397-8182.

Here are the details of the 70 confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 51 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 61 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family’s immunization status, you can view, download and print your family’s immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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