Washington Measles Outbreak Spreads

The announcements come as a measles outbreak hits the Pacific Northwest, where more than 50 cases have been confirmed.

It is also 15 times a record low recorded in 2016. The outbreak in Clark County has been concentrated mostly among unvaccinated children.

A person can carry measles for up to two weeks before symptoms show.

The Multnomah County health department said Wednesday that the three new cases were in close contact with a person who tested positive for measles a week and a half ago.

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Despite availability of safe and cost-effective vaccines since the 1960s, more than 100,000 people die globally from the illness each year - the majority of whom are children younger than five years old in developing countries.

In Clark County, the confirmed cases include two infected residents who moved to Georgia, as well as two children who had traveled to Hawaii, where they were quarantined and did not spread measles to others. That includes attending church by video feed and working with employers. Orders of measles vaccines in the county reached 3,150 in January.

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Clark County Public Health Department Public Information Officer Marissa Armstrong said that the first case in the Clark County outbreak was a child who had traveled to Clark County from outside the country - information that was announced in the initial outbreak news release January 4. There have been calls in recent years for Canada to start a national registry to help officials keep better track of vaccination rates.

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Washington and OR are among 17 states that allow nonmedical exemptions from vaccination requirements for school entry, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

In 34 of the countries, estimated coverage with a second dose of measles vaccine was below 95 per cent.

"This outbreak has put people at real risk", said Ann Thomas, public health physician at the Oregon Health Authority. "It has also raised an awareness that measles could easily make a comeback, and the only way to prevent that is to get as many people vaccinated as possible".

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