By Peak News Staff - March 15, 2019
The Clark County Public Health Department announced Wednesday that one more person has been diagnosed with measles linked to a Vancouver-area outbreak. The total number of people diagnosed in Oregon and Washington due to the outbreak since Jan. 1 is now at 77.
There are another three people in Oregon who’ve contracted measles not related to the epidemic, according to health officials.
Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air and can linger for up to two hours in an enclosed area. Nine out of 10 unvaccinated people who are exposed to the virus will contract it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For every 1,000 people who get measles, one to two die.
The vast majority of people affected by the current outbreak weren’t vaccinated against the virus. Several had one dose of the vaccine, which is 93 percent effective.
Two doses are 97 percent effective, and public health officials in Washington recommend that everyone who is unvaccinated or only received one get both shots to avoid contracting measles. The vaccine can reduce the risk of infection if gotten within 72 hours after exposure to the virus.
To help prevent further spreading of the disease, health officials ask that people who think they might have measles call their doctor or health care provider before going to a hospital or doctor’s office.
Here are the latest numbers of Oregon and Washington measles cases confirmed by the Clark County Public Health and Oregon Health Authority, along with areas where people may have been exposed to the virus and resources to call.
Total confirmed cases of measles since Jan. 1, 2019 in Oregon and Washington (as of 3/13/2019): 80
(* = Not tied to Clark County measles outbreak)
(** = 1 case not tied to Clark County measles outbreak)
Clark County: 72
King County: 1
1-10 years old: 53 people
11-18 years old: 15 people
19-29 years old: 1 person
30-39 years old: 3 people
40-49 years old: None
50-59 years old: 1 person
Unimmunized: 63 people
One dose of MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine: 2 people
Unverified: 7 cases
Columbia County: 1*
Marion County: 1*
Multnomah County: 5**
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Department
400 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver
Sunday, March 3, 1:45 a.m. through Monday, March 4, 8:45 p.m.
The Vancouver Clinic
700 NE 87th Ave., Vancouver
Friday, March 1, 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 2, 9:50 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Youth With a Mission*
7085 Battle Creek Road SE, Salem
Monday, Feb. 18, 7:00 a.m. through Monday, March 11, 5:00 p.m.
Get Air Trampoline Park*
3910 Rickey St. SE, Salem
Thursday, Feb. 21, from 1:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
831 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
Thursday, Feb. 21, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Portland International Airport*
Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Southwest Airlines check-in area and Concourse C
Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Emergency Department*
2801 N Gantenbein Ave., Portland
Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10:30 p.m to Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2:30 a.m.
Past exposure areas Oregon health officials no longer consider relevant:
-Juniper Swim and Fitness Center
800 NE 6th St, Bend
Sunday, Jan. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
20495 Murray Rd, Suite 150, Bend
Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1131 SW Jefferson St., Portland
Thursday, Jan. 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
4849 NE 138th Ave., Portland
Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.
22855 NE Parklane, Wood Village
Sunday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
-Gresham Troutdale Family Medical Center
1700 SW 257th Dr., Troutdale
Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
10280 NE Cascades Pkwy., Portland
Friday, Jan. 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
22262 NE Glisan St, Gresham
Sunday, Jan. 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
2207 NE Broadway Ste 200, Portland
Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 11:50 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
1 N Center Ct St, Portland
Friday, Jan. 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
-New Life Missionary Church
3300 172nd PL, Portland
Sunday, Jan. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
-OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)
1945 Water Ave, Portland
Saturday, Jan. 19, from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
-Portland International Airport
7000 NE Airport Way, Portland
Monday, Jan. 7, from 10:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Baggage claim area
-Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Emergency Department
2801 N Gantenbein Ave., Portland
Saturday, Jan. 12, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1100 SE Grand Ave., Portland
Thursday, Jan. 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
-Verizon Wireless at Cascade Station
10103 NE Cascades Pkwy, Building N, Portland
Monday, Jan. 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.
25699 SE Stark St, Troutdale
Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Clark County Public Health call center: 360-397-8021
Clackamas County Public Health: 503-655-8411
Multnomah County Public Health: 503-988-3406
Washington County Public Health: 503-846-3594
— The Oregonian/OregonLive