Confirmed Measles Cases In Oregon

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The people involved in these new cases stayed home while contagious, so there are no new public exposure sites where people might have come in contact with the disease.

The three individuals involved in the new cases were in close contact with the first Multnomah County resident who tested positive for measles January 25, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Five of the cases involved young children, some of whom received one round of the two-part vaccine.

"Before the measles vaccine, we had an increase in measles, and then, when the measles vaccine was created, it started getting more and more people vaccinated", Beckham said.

The Bell County Public Health District said they can confirm a possible measles case in a child in Western Bell County on Monday.

As they bring awareness locally to the community, Espinoza said, her public health counterparts in southeast Texas are trying to pinpoint the reason behind the cases there.

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A person can carry measles for up to two weeks before symptoms show.

Three were confirmed in Harris County and one each in Galveston, Montgomery and Bell counties. Three times as many people have gotten vaccinated in January - from 200 per day in 2018 to 600 per day in 2019.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at wa.MyIR.net or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health. There are dozens of locations in total, including hospitals, Portland International Airport and multiple schools.

The case is the seventh in Texas in recent days.

Measles infection typically causes a rash, fever, conjunctivitis (red eyes), cough or runny nose.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of the virus should call their physician. 1-2 people out of every 1,000 who become infected with measles will die. After someone is exposed to measles, illness develops in about one to three weeks.

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