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