Measles Cases Confirmed in Multnomah County
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.
If your children have been fully vaccinated against measles (two doses of MMR), their risk of becoming sick is very low. Risk is highest for people who are not vaccinated, unvaccinated pregnant women, infants younger than one, and immunocompromised individuals.
Measles Makes its Way to Oregon
Since the beginning of January, we’ve all watched and worried over the growing measles activity in Clark County, Vancouver. On Friday, January 25th, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed Oregon’s first related measles case in Multnomah County. As of February 6th, there are four identified cases in Oregon. Clark County Public Health has confirmed 51 cases of measles to date and declared the current outbreak a public health emergency. Learn more about Clark County’s ongoing measles investigation and public exposures.
Oregon public exposure locations reported on January 25th:
- Legacy GoHealth, 22262 NE Glisan St., Gresham, Sunday, Jan. 20, 9–11:30 am
- Fred Meyers, 22855 NE Parklane, Wood Village, Sunday, Jan. 20, 11 am–12 pm
- Gresham Troutdale Family Medical Center, 1700 SW 257th Dr., Troutdale, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 12:30–2 pm
- Walgreens Pharmacy, 25699 SE Stark St., Troutdale, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1–2:30 pm
See the complete list of Oregon public exposure locations.
Symptoms typically appear within one to three 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
Please contact us with any questions or concerns you have regarding this information.
Please call us if you believe your child may have been exposed. It is important to remain at home so as not to infect other individuals.
Contact us immediately if your child develops measles symptoms, even if your child has been immunized. We’ll help come up with a plan to safely see your child without exposing other families.
We’re also happy to answer your questions about measles infection. Another great resource is your county health department:
- Multnomah County Public Health: (503) 988-3406
- Clark County Public Health: (360) 397-8021
- Washington County Public Health: (503) 846-3594
- Clackamas County Public Health: (503) 655-8411
- Marion County Public Health Division: (503) 588-5621
Clark County Public Health has a hotline for people to call with questions related to the investigation: (360) 397-8021 | 9 am to 7 pm every day
Oregon Health Authority also has a designated measles call center: dial 2-1-1 | 9 am to 5 pm every day