OR measles cases rises to 4 as Vancouver-area reaches 50

The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver Wash. to warn patients and visitors of a measles outbreak Jan. 30 2019

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These new Multnomah County cases are linked to the Clark County outbreak. The vaccine takes effect within 72 hours, health officials said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Texas is one of a handful of states with confirmed cases of measles already reported in 2019.

Some people are self-treating with vitamin A, prompting the Washington State Department of Health to warn the public that doing so has no effect on measles.

This, the HSE says, is why measles outbreaks are occurring in Ireland and across Europe.

In response to a cluster of five cases of measles in northwest Harris, Galveston and Montgomery counties, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is trying to raise awareness of the risk and the need for up-to-date vaccinations.

The health department said there are two other potential cases of measles that are pending as they wait for test results.

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"Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room", the agency said.

In Clark County, 34 of the cases were among children age 10 or younger, while just two were among patients older than 18.

Health officials are encouraging everyone to protect themselves from the virus by being vaccinated. "The recommended two doses of the measles vaccine provide even greater protection - 97 percent".

"The measles vaccine isn't ideal, but one dose is 93 percent effective at preventing illness", said Dr. Alan Melnick of the Clark County Public Health Department.

"Before the measles vaccine, we had an increase in measles, and then, when the measles vaccine was created, it started getting more and more people vaccinated", Beckham said.

The Portland area is an anti-vaccination hot spot, and state data show only about 77 percent of Clark County kindergarteners had completed their vaccinations for the 2017-2018 school year, far below the roughly 95 percent of people that health experts say should be vaccinated to create "herd immunity" against a contagious disease like measles.

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