Health Alert: Clark County confirms 14 cases of measles and is investigating 3 suspected cases of measles
Washington State Department of Health is supporting Clark County Public Health to limit the spread of measles through epidemiological investigation and testing.
13 of the lab-confirmed cases are unimmunized and 1 has an unknown immunization status (this was the index patient). The index case had fever onset 12/27/18 and rash on 12/30/18. All patients are under 18 years old.
This investigation is in the early stages and currently there is not clear evidence of linkages to a particular population.
Please visit Clark County Public Health website at: https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/measles-investigation for the most up to date status and listing of exposure dates and locations.
Please consider measles in patients who:
1. Present with febrile rash illness and the “three Cs”: cough, coryza (runny nose) or conjunctivitis (pink eye).
2. Recently traveled internationally or potentially exposed to someone with confirmed measles..
If you suspect measles, immediately mask and isolate patients to avoid disease transmission and contact Grays Harbor County Public Health to arrange for testing.
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