14  validated  cases  of  measles  in  Clark  County,  health  officials  warn  of  possible  direct exposure –  KATU

14 validated cases of measles in Clark County, health officials warn of possible direct exposure – KATU

By Anne Rowe for DPS board, February 9, 2019

Health officials say 14 kids in the Clark County location are validated to have measles amidst an outbreak, and that other people in the area could have been exposed.

Since January 1, officials said there have been 12 kids between 1 -10 years old and two youths ages 11 -18 with verified cases of the measles.

Of those kids, 13 were unimmunized for the infection, and one was not verified in getting the vaccine.

Measles signs begin with a fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash.

“Measles can be so infectious that you can be in a space, and if you’re vulnerable, 2 hours after somebody with measles left, and still get the disease,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, the director of public health for Clark County.

If you or your child show indications of measles, call your health care service provider prior to coming in so they can limit exposing anyone else in the waiting room.

Multnomah County Health said they have had no verified cases yet, however stated there is a danger of direct exposure.

Officials said those who are contaminated went to public areas while contagious, consisting of the Portland International Airport, Portland-area Costco and IKEA stores, a number of health care facilities, schools, and other locations across the area.

“The populations we’re really concerned about are infants under 12 months of age, because they’re generally not old sufficient to get the vaccination,” stated Melnick.

Health officials also say pregnant ladies are at risk of having miscarriages if exposed.

Below is a total list of locations and dates of possible exposure:

Health Care Facilities:

Magnolia Family Center, 2207 NE B highway, Suite 200, Portland from 11:30 am to 3 pm Tuesday, Jan. 8.

The Vancouver Clinic, 700 NE 87 th Ave., Vancouver

  • 3:30 to 7 pm Friday, Jan. 11.
  • 10:45 am to 1:30 pm Saturday Jan. 12.
  • 4:30 to 7:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 13.
  • 9:30 am to 1 pm Monday, Jan. 14.

Kaiser Waterfall Park, 12607 SE M ill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 1 to 8:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 12.

Randall Children’s Healthcare facility at Tradition Emanuel Emergency Situation Department, 2801 N G antenbein Ave., Portland from 11:30 am to 2 pm Saturday, Jan. 12.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Situation Department, 400 NE M other Joseph Pl., Vancouver

  • 10 pm Saturday, Jan. 12 to 4 am Sunday, Jan. 13.
  • 12:30 to 8:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 13.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 NE 139 th St., Vancouver

  • 8:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 12 to 1 am Sunday, Jan. 13.
  • 5:45 pm Sunday, Jan. 13 and 12:30 am Monday, Jan. 14.


Cornerstone Christian Academy, 10818 NE 117 th Ave., Vancouver on Friday, Jan. 4

Vancouver Home Connection, 301 S. Lieser Roadway, Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 7; Tuesday, Jan. 8; and Friday, Jan. 11.

Hearthwood Primary School, 801 NE H earthwood Blvd., Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 7; Tuesday, Jan. 8; and Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Image Elementary School, 4400 NE 122 nd Ave., Vancouver on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Eisenhower Primary School, 9201 NW N inth Ave., Vancouver on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Public Health is needing exemption of trainees and staff without recorded resistance to measles from schools, kid care and other gather together settings.

Other places:

Church of Christ Savior, 3612 F S t., Vancouver from 9:30 am to twelve noon Sunday, Jan. 6 and 6 to 11:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 6.

Church of Fact, 7250 NE 41 st St., Vancouver from 11 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 6.

Portland International Airport, 7000 NE A irport Way, Portland from 10:45 am to 3:45 pm on Monday, Jan. 7. More specifically, anyone who spent time in Concourse D and the Delta Sky Lounge throughout that time period.

Costco, 4849 NE 138 th Ave., Portland from 1 to 5:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Amazon Lockers, 1131 SW J efferson St., Portland from 3:30 pm to 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.

Rejuvenation, 1100 SE G rand Ave., Portland from 3:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.

Pho Green Papaya, 13215 SE M ill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 7:30 to 10:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.

Chuck’s Produce, 13215 SE M ill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 8 to 11:45 pm Thursday, Jan. 10 and 2:30 to 5:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11.

IKEA, 10280 NE C ascades Parkway, Portland from 4:30 to 8:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11.