2 more measles cases confirmed in Clark Co., people at PDX on Jan. 7 may have been exposed
VANCOVUER, Wash. – Clark County Public Health confirmed two more cases of measles in unvaccinated children the Vancouver area, and said the kids recently visited the Portland International Airport and a local church while contagious.
There are 11 other suspected cases. Officials reported one other confirmed case earlier this month.
Health officials said that all the confirmed and suspected cases involve children. The two latest confirmed cases involve a young child and an adolescent.
Officials said they visited public areas while contagious, including the Portland International Airport and the Church of Truth in Vancouver:
- Church of Truth, 7250 NE 41st St., from 11 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 6.
- Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way, 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 during that time period.
Measles symptoms begin with a fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash.
If you or your child is showing signs of measles, call your health care provider before coming in so they can limit exposing anyone else in the waiting room.
Officials said it is unclear whether these cases are connected to the other measles case that Public Health announced on January 4. | Previous Coverage