36 Confirmed Measles Cases In Washington State
HEALTH OFFICIALS CONFIRM ANOTHER CASE OF MEASLES IN WASHINGTON, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER TO 36 IN THE STATE
(CNN) – Health officials in Washington confirmed another case of measles Monday.
That brings the total number to 36.
All but one are confined to Clark County, on the state’s border with Oregon.
There is another confirmed case in King County, which is where Seattle is located and one in Oregon.
Most of the infected people are children between one and 10 years old.
A person with the contagious disease reportedly attended a Portland Trail Blazers game last week.
Infected people have also visited Portland’s airport and a variety of churches, hospitals, schools, and stores.
Washington’s military department is helping health officials manage the outbreak.
Health officials declared measles eliminated in the United States in 2000.
They blame the reappearance of the disease on unvaccinated children.