Two New Measles Cases From Marion County Outbreak

A Multnomah County and a Clackamas County resident have been diagnosed with the measles.

The two cases stem from an outbreak that began in Marion County, where two people have tested positive for measles. This outbreak is unrelated to a large outbreak that began in Clark County, Wash., in January.

The Clackamas County resident had previously visited a Salem missionary training school, Youth With a Mission, during the same time as an Illinois resident who was contagious with measles.

“The spread of this disease in Oregon is a sobering reminder of how this virus can travel,” said Ann Thomas, MD, public health physician at OHA. “So, if you haven’t already, make sure all adults and children in your household are up-to-date on vaccines.”

The Oregon residents visited the following locations while contagious with measles:

  • Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center, Clackamas, March 12, 11:45 p.m. through March 13, 5 a.m.
  • Revolution Foursquare Church, Portland, March 16, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and March 17, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Von Ebert Brewing – Glendoveer location, Portland, March 17, 1:45-4:30 p.m.
  • Kaiser Rockwood Medical Center, Portland, March 19, 12:30-3 p.m.

Find a complete list of all Oregon public exposures on the OHA website at healthoregon.org/measles.

Public health officials urge people not to arrive unannounced at a medical office, if:

1. They are not immune AND

2. They have been exposed within the previous 21 days AND

3. They have symptoms of measles (such as fever, cough, red eyes or rash).

First, call a health care provider or urgent care center by telephone to create an entry plan to avoid exposing others in waiting rooms.

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