This is the third King County case identified this month, adding to the total of six recent measles cases in Washington state residents.
Investigators are exploring a possible common exposure at SeaTac Airport. All of the cases spent time at SeaTac Airport during their likely time of exposure.
Health officials King and Pierce County are investigating a case of measles who may have exposed others to the highly infectious virus at a number of locations.
Washington state, which recently experienced a serious measles outbreak, has the only state legislature this year that passed tighter vaccination rules.
Traveler had visited Sea-Tac Airport, the Space Needle, MoPOP – Museum of Pop Culture, among other places while in Seattle in late April.
Precedents exist for making people have certain vaccines. Perhaps it’s time to extend this.
More than 275 cases of the measles have been confirmed statewide Brooklyn and in Rockland County/
In the 1960s, measles infected about 3-4 million people in the U.S. each year. More than 48,000 were hospitalized. Up to 500 people died.