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.
Clark Count has identified 41 confirmed measles cases and 15 suspect cases; King County has seen one case linked to the outbreak.
36 cases of measles have been identified in Washington state.
fficials in Oregon have confirmed a case that has been linked to the Washington state outbreak.
In Washington, 34 confirmed cases and 9 suspect cases of measles have been identified in Clark County, 1 case in King County, and 1 in Multnomah County, Oregon
Clark County Public Health officials have identified 30 confirmed cases and nine suspect cases. No new public exposure locations have been identified.
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency today in all counties in response to more than two dozen confirmed cases of measles in the state.
It is not clear where the man got infected but he reported he had recently traveled to Vancouver, Washington where there is a large, ongoing measles outbreak.
Anyone who has been exposed and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office.
Anti-vaccine activities appear to be more of a western phenomenon, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest.
Before he was diagnosed, he may have exposed others to the measles at Sea-Tac Airport and the Emergency Department of Harborview Medical Center.