• Measles outbreak declared over in Washington

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    The measles outbreak in Washington has been declared over as of Wednesday, state health officials said.

    Officials said there were two outbreaks of measles in the state this year, which caused 86 cases.

    It reportedly is the most cases the state has seen since 1990.

    The first outbreak was January through May, which caused 72 confirmed cases. 

    The second outbreak began May 9, which caused 14 confirmed cases.

    With the measles virus still circulating across the globe, officials said we could still see more cases in Washington's future.

    The state's health department is still reminding people to take precautions to help prevent the spread of the disease.

    Officials said the best protection is to get vaccinated with the MMR vaccine.

    See KIRO 7's previous coverage about measles below: 

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

    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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