Confirmed Cases of Measles in Oregon & Washington
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 two confirmed cases of measles: one in an Oregon visitor and the other in a Washington resident. If you crossed paths, you may have been exposed.
- The Discovery Center, The Dalles, Dec. 29, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
- Fred Meyer, The Dalles, Dec. 31, 5-6 p.m.
- Doppio Café, Hood River, Dec. 30, noon to 1 p.m.
- Goodwill, Hood River, Dec. 30, noon to 1 p.m.
- Full Sail Brewery, Hood River, Dec. 30, 1-2 p.m.
- OHSU Emergency Department, Portland, Jan. 2, 9 a.m. to noon
- PeaceHealth Urgent Care – Memorial, Vancouver, Dec. 31, noon to 5:30 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:
- 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