Seattle Children's Hospital nurse is confirmed measles case

VIDEO: Patients' families worry about measles case at Seattle Children's Hospital

SEATTLE — A Seattle Children's Hospital nurse tested positive for measles and was potentially contagious when working on July 8-11, staff said. She worked at one of the hospital's inpatient units.

"The nurse was exposed when caring for a patient who had tested positive for measles and was in appropriate isolation," hospital spokeswoman Lindsay Kurs said in a statement. "The nurse was fully vaccinated and was wearing appropriate personal protective equipment while caring for the patient."

Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating. Kurs said Seattle Children's reported the case to the agency. The public was told Monday.

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Ten cases of measles have been confirmed in King County residents since the beginning of May, health officials said.

"Measles cases continue to occur in King County, which means we face an ongoing risk of outbreaks among people who don't have immunity," Jeff Duchin, health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, said in a news release.

"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."

Health officials provided locations of potential exposure to the public:

DATE TIME LOCATION
July 11, 2019 7:50 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Seattle Children's Hospital, Mountain entrance, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105

July 10, 2019  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Seattle Children's Hospital, Mountain entrance, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105

July 10, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Safeway, 6850 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore 98028

July 10, 2019  7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Seattle Children's Hospital, Mountain entrance, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105

July 9, 2019  11:00 p.m. - 1:10 a.m.

Starbucks in Seattle Children's Hospital, Forest 1st Floor, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105

July 9, 2019  6:20 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. 

Seattle Children's Hospital, Parking Lot 3 and River entrance, elevator to C6 Surgical Unit, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105

July 9, 2019  7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

Seattle Children's Hospital, River 6th floor to stairwell closest to Parking Lot 3, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105

July 8, 2019 10:40 p.m. - 12:45 a.m. 

Starbucks in Seattle Children's Hospital, Forest 1st Floor, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105

July 8, 2019 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Seattle Children's Hospital, Parking Lot 3 and Forest/Staff entrance, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105

July 8, 2019 7:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

Metropolitan Market Sand Point, 5250 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105

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