• 2 new confirmed measles cases in King County

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    KING COUNTY, Wash. - Seattle/King County health officials are investigating two new confirmed measles cases.

    Health officials said a teenager and an infant had household contact with a person previously diagnosed with measles.

    The teenager also visited the Auburn Community Center while infectious but the infant had not been in a public location, officials said.   

    The two cases bring the total to nine cases in King County since the beginning of May.

    “Measles cases continue to occur in King County, which means we face an ongoing risk of outbreaks among people who don't have immunity," said Jeff Duchin, health officer for Public Health – Seattle and King County. "Measles vaccine is safe, effective, and offers excellent protection. If you aren't sure if you're up to date with the recommended doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR), see your health care provider and get a dose of MMR if needed."

    Click here to see the exposure locations in King County.

    See KIRO 7's previous coverage about measles below: 

    7th case of measles confirmed in King County, health officials say

    Sixth measles case confirmed in King County. See answers from health officials

    6-month-old with newest confirmed measles case in King County taken to Seattle Children's

    Six measles cases confirmed in W. Washington

    King and Pierce County Health Departments warning of possible measles exposure

     


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