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Clark County confirms six new cases of measles; outbreak total reaches 59 | News



CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) – The measles epidemic in Clark County has reached 59 people, after six new cases were confirmed Saturday.

Clark County Public Health provided an update on Saturday afternoon, after reporting no new confirmed cases the previous several days.

Along with six new confirmed cases, there is an additional suspect case.

A new exposure site was also identified and added to the general list. The new site is the Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek, 2525 N.E. 139th St., Vancouver, from 7 to 10 pm 14 February and 10:30 am to 3:45 pm 15 February.

Clark County public health provided an update on the age of confirmed cases.

Age

  • from 1
    to 10: 43 cases
  • from 11 to 18: 13 cases
  • from 19 to 29: 1 case
  • from 30 to 39: 2 cases

Of the total confirmed cases, 52 were unimmunized, five unverified and two had received a measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

Anyone who thinks they have been exposed is invited to call their doctor before visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing someone else. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, emergency care centers or emergency departments – unless a medical emergency occurs – without calling in advance.

A call center was set up to answer questions 360-397-8021.

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