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Confirmed Case of Measles in Portland-area Traveler

8/21/18 Update

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed a second, related case in the Portland metro area.

If you crossed paths, you may have been exposed:

  • Aug. 17, Portland International Airport, 9:15-10:45 p.m.
  • Aug. 18, Marco’s Café and Espresso Bar, 7910 SW 35th Ave, Portland, 8-11 a.m.

If you’re concerned that your child may have been exposed, please contact our offices for guidance.

The best way to protect your kids from vaccine-preventable diseases (like measles) is to make sure they’re immunized on schedule. MMR is very safe and effective, and could absolutely save your child’s life.

There have been several confirmed cases of measles in the Portland metro area this summer, the most recent involving a traveler visiting from July 30th through August 6th. Public health officials are in the process of notifying individuals who may have been exposed at the following locations:

  • July 30, PDX Airport, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
  • July 31, Leno Medoyeff Bridal, 710 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 1, Tom’s Pancake House, 12925 SW Canyon Rd., Beaverton, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 2, Max Red Line, Beaverton Transit Center to Pioneer Square, 12:30-1 p.m.
  • Aug. 2, Max Red Line, Pioneer Place to Beaverton Transit Center, 5:30-6 p.m.
  • Aug. 5, Verde Cocina, 5515 SW Canyon Ct., Portland, 2-4:30 p.m.

If you have been fully vaccinated against measles (two doses), your risk of becoming sick is low. Risk is highest for people who are not vaccinated, pregnant women, infants younger than one, and individuals with weakened immune systems.


Symptoms typically appear within two weeks of exposure and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Blotchy, red rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body

People with measles are contagious prior to showing any symptoms up until four days after the rash appears.

When to Call Us

Contact your pediatrician immediately if your child develops measles symptoms, even if your child has been immunized.

We’re also happy to answer your questions about measles infection. Another great resource is your county health department:

  • Clackamas County Public Health: 503-655-8411
  • Clark County Public Health: 360-397-8182
  • Multnomah County Public Health: 503-988-3406
  • Washington County Public Health: 503-846-3594
  • Yamhill County Public Health: 503-434-7525

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Measles (Rubeola)