The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed a case of measles in a resident of Multnomah County. The agency is working with Multnomah, and other Oregon and Washington agencies to notify individuals of their potential exposure and help them take steps to prevent exposing others should they become ill.
No additional cases of measles have been identified in Oregon.
Clark County Public Health in Vancouver has reported 30 confirmed cases of measles. To follow its investigation and for a full list of exposures, visit their measles investigation page.
Most Oregonians have been vaccinated against measles and are protected. Anyone who has never been vaccinated is at higher risk of getting measles if they come into contact with someone who is contagious in these new exposure locations:
22262 NE Glisan St, Gresham Sunday, Jan. 20, 9–11:30 a.m.
22855 NE Parklane, Wood Village Sunday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Gresham Troutdale Family Medical Center
1700 SW 257th Dr., Troutdale Wednesday, Jan. 23, 12:30–2 p.m.
25699 SE Stark St, Troutdale Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1–2:30 p.m.
Find a complete list of all Oregon public exposures here: https://multco.us/health-officer/measles-outbreak-winter-2019-oregon-exposures
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.
OHA has also established a call center for general questions related to the measles. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should dial 2-1-1. The call center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including weekends.
Anyone with questions about measles infection or the measles vaccine should call their primary care provider or their county health department. For more information on measles for the public, please visit the OHA measles webpage or call the public health departments in the following counties:
Multnomah County Public Health: 503-988-3406
Clark County Public Health: 360-397-8021
Washington County Public Health: 503-846-3594
Clackamas County Public Health: 503-655-8411
Marion County Public Health Division: 503-588-5621