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.
The study will recruit 10,000 residents and visitors who show flu-like symptoms, creating a first-of-its-kind citywide network for infectious disease tracking.
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.
One reason for the shift, researchers said, is that hepatitis C, which used to be the leading cause of liver transplants, has become easier to treat with drugs.
Anyone who has been exposed and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office.