Measles Cases Increase In Clark County

Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, we have identified 19 confirmed cases and seven suspected cases. One of the new confirmed cases is an adult – the first adult case in the outbreak.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

Age

  • 1 to 10 years: 15 cases
  • 19 to 29 years: one case
  • 11 to 18 years: three cases

Immunization status 

  • Unverified: three cases
  • Unimmunized: 16 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 believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Public Health has identified additional locations where people may have been exposed to measles. For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

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.

Other locations:

  • 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.

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 am to 5 pm daily, including weekends.

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.

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