14 confirmed cases of measles in Clark County, health officials warn of possible exposure


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    Health officials say 14 children in the Clark County area are confirmed to have measles amid an outbreak, and that other people in the region could have been exposed.

    Since January 1, officials said there have been 12 children between 1-10 years old and two youths ages 11-18 with confirmed cases of the measles.

    Of those children, 13 were unimmunized for the infection, and one was not verified in getting the vaccine.

    Measles symptoms begin with a fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash.

    "Measles can be so contagious that you can be in a room, and if you’re susceptible, two hours after someone with measles left, and still get the disease," said Dr. Alan Melnick, the director of public health for Clark County.

    If you or your child show signs of measles, call your health care provider before coming in so they can limit exposing anyone else in the waiting room.

    Multnomah County Health said they have had no confirmed cases yet, but said there is a risk of exposure.

    Officials said those who are infected visited public areas while contagious, including the Portland International Airport, Portland-area Costco and IKEA stores, several healthcare facilities, schools, and other locations across the region.

    "The populations we’re really concerned about are infants under 12 months of age, because they’re generally not old enough to get the vaccination," said Melnick.

    Health officials also say pregnant women are at risk of having miscarriages if exposed.

    Below is a complete list of locations and dates of possible exposure:

    Health Care Facilities:

    Magnolia Family Clinic, 2207 NE Broadway, Suite 200, Portland from 11:30 am to 3 pm Tuesday, Jan. 8.

    The Vancouver Clinic, 700 NE 87th Ave., Vancouver

    • 3:30 to 7 pm Friday, Jan. 11.
    • 10:45 am to 1:30 pm Saturday Jan. 12.
    • 4:30 to 7:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 13.
    • 9:30 am to 1 pm Monday, Jan. 14.

    Kaiser Cascade Park, 12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 1 to 8:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 12.

    Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Emergency Department, 2801 N Gantenbein Ave., Portland from 11:30 am to 2 pm Saturday, Jan. 12.

    PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Department, 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl., Vancouver

    • 10 pm Saturday, Jan. 12 to 4 am Sunday, Jan. 13.
    • 12:30 to 8:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 NE 139th St., Vancouver

    • 8:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 12 to 1 am Sunday, Jan. 13.
    • 5:45 pm Sunday, Jan. 13 and 12:30 am Monday, Jan. 14.

    Schools:

    Cornerstone Christian Academy, 10818 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver on Friday, Jan. 4

    Vancouver Home Connection, 301 S. Lieser Road, Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 7; Tuesday, Jan. 8; and Friday, Jan. 11.

    Hearthwood Elementary School, 801 NE Hearthwood Blvd., Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 7; Tuesday, Jan. 8; and Wednesday, Jan. 9.

    Image Elementary School, 4400 NE 122nd Ave., Vancouver on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and Wednesday, Jan. 9.

    Eisenhower Elementary School, 9201 NW Ninth Ave., Vancouver on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and Wednesday, Jan. 9.

    Public Health is requiring exclusion of students and staff without documented immunity to measles from schools, child care and other congregate settings.

    Other locations:

    Church of Christ Savior, 3612 F St., Vancouver from 9:30 am to noon Sunday, Jan. 6 and 6 to 11:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 6.

    Church of Truth, 7250 NE 41st St., Vancouver from 11 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 6.

    Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland from 10:45 am to 3:45 pm on Monday, Jan. 7. More specifically, anyone who spent time in Concourse D and the Delta Sky Lounge during that time period.

    Costco, 4849 NE 138th Ave., Portland from 1 to 5:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 8.

    Amazon Lockers, 1131 SW Jefferson St., Portland from 3:30 pm to 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.

    Rejuvenation, 1100 SE Grand Ave., Portland from 3:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.

    Pho Green Papaya, 13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 7:30 to 10:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.

    Chuck's Produce, 13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 8 to 11:45 pm Thursday, Jan. 10 and 2:30 to 5:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11.

    IKEA, 10280 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland from 4:30 to 8:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11.

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