New measles case reported in King County, Portland

SEATTLE (AP) — King County health officials say members of the public may have been exposed to a child with a confirmed case of the measles in mid-August in both Washington and Oregon

The child is a King County resident who was unvaccinated and exposed to measles while traveling in Europe. This measles case is unrelated to previous cases in King County in July.

People who have not been vaccinated and attended a tennis tournament in Portland, Ore., Aug. 14-17, or were at the Aladdin grocery store on Aug. 18, should call their health care provider if they develop a fever or unexplained rash between Sunday (Aug. 25) and Sept. 8.

Health officials warn that travelers to Europe should check their vaccination records because they are more likely to be exposed there.

____

Online:

More on Oregon exposure:

http://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/News/measles-august-2013.cfm

KSN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus