Clark County measles case count up to 38 confirmed, 13 suspect
Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, we have identified 38 confirmed cases and 13 suspect cases. Public Health has also identified two new locations where people may have been exposed to measles in Bend, Ore.
Here are the details of the confirmed cases:
- 1 to 10 years: 27 cases
- 11 to 18 years: 10 cases
- 19 to 29 years: one case
- Immunization status
- Unverified: four cases
- Unimmunized: 34 cases
- Hospitalization: one case
The 38 confirmed cases include two cases who traveled to Hawaii and another case who traveled to Bend, Ore. Clark County Public Health coordinated with the health departments in those communities. Public Health has not identified any known additional exposures linked to the cases who traveled to Hawaii. Public Health has identified two locations where people may have been exposed to measles in Bend, Ore.
For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.
Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.
Here are the new locations where people may have been exposed to measles:
- Mountain Air Trampoline Park, 20495 Murray Road, Bend, Ore., 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 19.
- Juniper Swim and Fitness, 800 NE Sixth St., Bend, Ore., 9:30 am to 4 pm Sunday, Jan. 20.
For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.
Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.
Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.
If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.