Wednesday , July 28 2021

Multnomah County is investigating possible measles

PORTLAND, Ruda. (COIN) – There may be another case of measles in the county of Malta.

Health authorities in Multnomah County are investigating a possible fifth case so far this year.

This new case is not related to the officials involved in the outbreak of Clark County, which now includes 65 cases. The previous four cases were directly related to the other outbreak.

Website of the measles measles outbreak
Website of the Oregon Health Authority

CDC Measures for Combating Measles

"We are informing people who are potentially exposed to abundance of caution," said Dr. Jennifer Vince's Deputy Health Director in a press release. – The good news is that the measles does not spread from Clark County to the Portland subway area.

Representatives of Multnomah County reported that 96% of school-age children and most Oregonians have immunity against measles thanks to the MMR vaccine.

People may have been exposed to measles at the following locations in Multnomah County:

  • Portland International Airport: Tuesday, February 19, 21:00 to 22:30

  • Randall Children's Hospital in the emergency room of Legacy Emanuel: Tuesday, February 19th to 2:30 am Wednesday, February 20th.

Anyone who has not been vaccinated has been exposed and has symptoms, should call his healthcare provider before visiting a clinic or emergency help.

For measles

Morbilite is a highly contagious virus that spreads in the air. She can stay in a room for up to two hours after someone with the virus was there and you can catch it even before the patient develops a rash.

The virus starts with fever and can cause runny nose, cough, red eyes, ear infection, diarrhea and rash of small red spots starting at the head and then spreading. Especially dangerous for babies and young children.

The CDC said that virtually anyone who has not been vaccinated will receive the virus if exposed.

A person is considered to be immunized against measles if any of the following applies:

  • He was born before 1957.
  • Your doctor has been diagnosed with measles in the past.
  • Blood analysis proves that you are immunized.
  • You are completely vaccinated against measles (one dose for children from 12 months to 4 years, two doses every 4 years and older).

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