Four measles cases confirmed in Oregon

Kaley McLachlan-Burton an environmental outreach specialist with Clark County Public Health monito

A case of measles was confirmed in Denton County on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to seven.

The Clark County health department has stressed the dangers of measles, which is an extremely contagious, air-borne viral disease.

Outbreaks, or clusters, of measles cases are typically due to exposure in foreign countries that do not have the same robust vaccination programs as the United States, Espinoza said.

Orders for two types of measles vaccines in the Southwest Washington county were up almost 500 percent in January compared with the same month a year ago, jumping from 530 doses to 3,150, according to state health-department figures.

In response to a cluster of five cases of measles in northwest Harris, Galveston and Montgomery counties, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is trying to raise awareness of the risk and the need for up-to-date vaccinations.

Davis said you should stay at home and call the doctor instead to avoid spreading it to others if you do have it. Davis wants to reassure people in the community that if there is a confirmed case in Lane County, they will hear about it immediately from Lane County Health and Human Services.

Multnomah County's communicable disease team checks in daily with people suspected of being exposed to measles to make sure they can work and do other normal life responsibilities without infecting other people.

Health officials have long feared an outbreak in the area, given the rampant skepticism of vaccines driven by misinformation and fear-mongering by anti-vaccine advocates.

The cases involve four children under 2 years old and a woman. Forty-two patients were not immunized against the virus, while health officials had not verified the immunization status of six patients. "The recommended two doses of the measles vaccine provide even greater protection - 97 percent".

Dr. Christ says with little exception for individuals who can't get vaccinated, vaccinations are key to preventing and outbreak of infectious diseases like measles.

"Before the measles vaccine, we had an increase in measles, and then, when the measles vaccine was created, it started getting more and more people vaccinated", Beckham said.

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