Washington measles case count grows to 62

Washington measles case count grows to 62

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Clark County Public Health has identified two new measles cases and two new exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation.

The total in Washington state is now 62 - 61 in Clark County and one in King County.

Public Health spokeswoman Marissa Armstrong released a statement Sunday saying the agency has now identified 61 confirmed cases of the highly contagious virus.

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Of the 61 cases confirmed in Clark County, 54 were not immunized against measles. Immunization status couldn't be verified for five cases, and two cases involved a child who had received only a single dose of the MMR vaccine.

The majority of confirmed Clark County cases — 44 — involve children between the ages of 1 and 10.

The two new locations where people may have been exposed to measles are two schools — one elementary and one middle — in Vancouver.


Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com

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