The six month old child was taken to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s ER while she was contagious.
The case brings the total of recent measles cases in Washington state residents to seven.
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/
Alex Olgin, WFAEKaiser Health News In 2017, Kim Nelson had just moved her family back to her hometown in South Carolina. Boxes were still scattered around the apartment, and while her two young daughters played, Nelson scrolled through a newspaper…
From Clark County Public Health Public Health officials in Clark County, Washington has identified 61 confirmed cases and currently is not investigating any suspect cases. Public Health has identified two new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.…
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.
Measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest triggers surge in demand for the vaccine — including among those who had previously shunned the shots.
52 confirmed cases and nine suspect cases of measles have now been linked to the outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.
Anti-vaccine activities are predominantly a western phenomenon, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest.