Home Health News Measles outbreak grows to 23 cases in Clark County, thousands may have been exposed – KATU

Measles outbreak grows to 23 cases in Clark County, thousands may have been exposed – KATU

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Health officials say they now have 23 cases of measles in the Clark County outbreak, and are handling two more suspected cases of the infection.

Most of the confirmed cases involve children under 10 years old, however, four cases involve kids ages 11 to 18 an done case is for a person over 19 years old.

Those who are infected visited several public places while contagious, including the Portland International Airport, IKEA, and several health care facilities and schools. (full list below)

Twenty of those infected were not immunized, while three others are not verified to have had the vaccine.

RELATED: Clark County measles outbreak grows, vaccination rates plummeting

“Measles can be so contagious that you can be in a room, and if you’re susceptible, two hours after someone with measles left, and still get the disease,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, the director of public health for Clark County.

Measles symptoms begin with a mild fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash.

If you or your child show signs of measles, call your health care provider before coming in so they can limit exposing anyone else in the waiting room.

KATU News reached out to health officials in the surrounding counties; Multnomah, Clackamas, Cowlitz, Klickitat, and Washington do not have any cases.

“Most people are immunized, but again measles does have a way of finding people who aren’t. It’s the most contagious human disease we know about,” Dr. Paul Lewis with Multnomah County Health said.

Dr. Lewis says if you have a child under the age of 1 that you are concerned about, you can talk to your healthcare provider about getting the vaccine early. You should also check with any daycare your child attends to make sure they require their workers to be up to date on immunizations.

If you have any further questions about the measles, call your local health department:

  • Clark County Public Health: (360) 397-8021
  • Clackamas County Public Health: (503) 655-8411
  • Multnomah County Public Health: (503) 988-3406
  • Washington County Public Health: (503) 846-3594

Below is a list of all of the locations where the infected patients visited while contagious:

Health Care Facilities:

Kaiser Cascade Park, 12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver

  • 1 to 8:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 12.
  • 12:30 to 7:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 19.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 NE 139th St., Vancouver

  • 8:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 12 to 1 am Sunday, Jan. 13.
  • 5:45 pm Sunday, Jan. 13 and 12:30 am Monday, Jan. 14.
  • 11:40 pm Monday, Jan. 14 to 5:10 am Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Magnolia Family Clinic, 2207 NE Broadway, Suite 200, Portland from 11:30 am to 3 pm Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Memorial Urgent Care, 3400 Main St., Vancouver from 4:30 to 7:50 pm Saturday, Jan. 19.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Department, 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl., Vancouver

  • 10 pm Saturday, Jan. 12 to 4 am Sunday, Jan. 13.
  • 12:30 to 8:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 13.

Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Emergency Department, 2801 N Gantenbein Ave., Portland from 11:30 am to 2 pm Saturday, Jan. 12.

Vancouver Clinic, 700 NE 87th Ave., Vancouver

  • 3:30 to 7 pm Friday, Jan. 11.
  • 10:45 am to 1:30 pm Saturday Jan. 12.
  • 4:30 to 7:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 13.
  • 9:30 am to 1 pm Monday, Jan. 14.

Vancouver Clinic Columbia Tech Center, 501 SE 172nd Ave., Vancouver from 11:30 am to 4 pm Friday, Jan. 11


Cornerstone Christian Academy, 10818 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver on Friday, Jan. 4

Eisenhower Elementary School, 9201 NW Ninth Ave., Vancouver on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Evergreen High School, 14300 NE 18th St., Vancouver on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Hearthwood Elementary School, 801 NE Hearthwood Blvd., Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 7; Tuesday, Jan. 8; and Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Image Elementary School, 4400 NE 122nd Ave., Vancouver on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Orchards Elementary School, 11405 NE 69th St., Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 14.

Public Health is requiring exclusion of students and staff without documented immunity to measles from schools, child care and other congregate settings.

Slavic Christian Academy, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 7.

Tukes Valley Primary School, 20601 NE 167th Ave., Battle Ground on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Tukes Valley Middle School, 20601 NE 167th Ave., Battle Ground on Tuesday, Jan. 8

Vancouver Home Connection, 301 S. Lieser Road, Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 7; Wednesday, Jan. 9; and Friday, Jan. 11.

Other locations:

Portland International Airport (PDX), 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland

  • 10:45 am to 3:45 pm on Monday, Jan. 7 – specifically, anyone who spent time in Concourse D and the Delta Sky Lounge
  • 7:30 to 11 pm Tuesday, Jan. 15 – baggage claim and south end of the ticket counter (near Alaska Airlines and Starbucks)

Costco, 4849 NE 138th Ave., Portland

  • 1 to 5:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • 5:30 to 8:40 pm Wednesday, Jan. 16

Moda Center (Trail Blazers game), 1 N Center Court St., Portland from 5:30 to 11:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11.

Amazon Lockers, 1131 SW Jefferson St., Portland from 3:30 pm to 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.

Chuck’s Produce, 13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 8 to 11:45 pm Thursday, Jan. 10 and 2:30 to 5:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11.

Church of Christ Savior, 3612 F St., Vancouver from 9:30 am to noon Sunday, Jan. 6 and 6 to 11:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 6. and 9:10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

Church of Truth, 7250 NE 41st St., Vancouver from 11 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 6.

Dollar Tree, 7809-B Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver

  • 6:30 to 9:10 pm Tuesday, Jan. 15.
  • 8:10 to 10:50 pm Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Fisher Investments, 5525 NW Fisher Creek Drive, Camas

  • 6:20 am to 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 10
  • 6:20 am to 7 pm Friday, Jan. 11
  • 6:20 am to 7 pm Monday, Jan. 14
  • 6:20 am to 7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 15

GracePoint Christian Church, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday, Jan. 7.

IKEA, 10280 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland from 4:30 to 8:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11.

Pho Green Papaya, 13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 7:30 to 10:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.

Rejuvenation, 1100 SE Grand Ave., Portland from 3:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.

Verizon Wireless at Cascade Station, 10103 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland from 5 to 11 pm Monday, Jan. 14.

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