An emergency was announced on Friday Washington, in the north – west of United States, after a eruption of measles which affected more than 26 people mostly children,
The Governor, Jay Insell, explained in a statement that his decision was due to "the ultimate public health risk", which represents this highly contagious disease and which can be fatal.
The outbreak began in 2008 Portland, Oregon, at the end of the year, and quickly expanded to neighboring areas Clark and king, in Washington.
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Most of the patients are children who have been vaccinated, authorities said, who also said patients were in schools, churches, doctors' offices and warehouses, and that the outbreak could still be in its original state.
Measles can cause severe diarrhea, pneumonia, loss of vision and even death.
The World Health Organization warned in November that the world's measles cases increased by 30% in 2017 compared to the previous year, partly because the children were not vaccinated.