Measles, Public Health, Vaccines


The individual was at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Providence Swedish First Hill while infectious. Anyone who was at these locations within the time span that this person passed through may have been exposed to measles.

Child Health, Measles, Vaccines

Child Vaccination Rates, Already Down Because of COVID, Fall Again

Child vaccination rates dipped into dangerous territory during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools were shuttered, and most doctors were only seeing emergency patients. But instead of recovering after schools reopened in 2021, those historically low rates worsened. Experts fear that the skepticism of science and distrust of government that flared up during the pandemic are contributing to the decrease.


New case of measles in King County

Case visited locations in Kenmore and Seattle while contagious. This brings the total to ten measles cases in King County residents since the beginning of May


New case of measles in King County

While contagious, the patient was in Fred Meyer in Kent and the Seattle Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. The case, a child, remains hospitalized.

Illustration of the measles virus
Measles, Public Health

Public health departments regularly employ traditional shoe-leather detective work to track and control outbreaks.