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UPDATE – Measles Count Grows to 63, 3 New Locations Named

Wednesday 2/20 UPDATE – The number of confirmed cases of the Measles in Clark County has grown to 63. Public health has also identified three new locations of possible exposure:

  • The Vancouver Clinic Washougal, 291 C St., Washougal from 7:10 to 10:35 am Thursday, Feb. 14.
  • The Vancouver Clinic, 700 NE 87th Ave., Vancouver from 1:50 to 6 pm Monday, Feb. 18.
  • Burton Elementary School, 14015 NE 28th St., Vancouver on Monday, Feb. 11; Tuesday, Feb. 12; Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Tuesday 2/19 UPDATE – Clark County says the number of confirmed cases of the measles remains at 62, but they’ve identified one new location of possible exposure:

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Department, 400 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver 7:45 to 11:05 pm Saturday, Feb. 16.

School:

  • Pacific Middle School, 2017 NE 172nd Ave., Vancouver all day until 4:30 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The school was already listed as an exposure site. This extends the exposure period into after-school activities.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

UPDATE – Clark County Public Health says they’ve now confirmed a 62nd case of the Measles. They’ve also added another location of possible exposure:
  • Fred Meyer, 401 NW 12th Ave., Battle Ground from 3:30 to 10 pm Wednesday, Feb. 13.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Clark County Public Health has not identified any new measles cases or new exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation.

Public Health spokeswoman Marissa Armstrong released a statement Monday saying the number of cases of the highly contagious viral illness remains 61.

Clark County, in southwestern Washington, has been the epicenter of the outbreak that began on Dec. 31, 2018.

Of the 61 cases confirmed in Clark County, 54 were not immunized against measles. Immunization status couldn’t be verified for five cases, and two cases involved a child who had received only a single dose of the MMR vaccine.

The majority of confirmed Clark County cases – 44 – involve children between the ages of 1 and 10.

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