Clark County measles case count up to 35 confirmed, 11 suspect

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Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, we have identified 35 confirmed cases and 11 suspect cases. Public Health has also identified several new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 25 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: nine cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
  • Immunization status
    • Unverified: four cases
    • Unimmunized: 31 cases
  • Hospitalization: one case

Public Health has identified several additional locations where people may have been exposed to measles. For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

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. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Here are the new locations where people may have been exposed to measles:

Child care centers:

  • St. Paul Christian Daycare, 1309 Franklin St., Vancouver:
    • Wednesday, Jan. 16
    • Thursday, Jan. 17
    • Friday, Jan. 18
    • Wednesday, Jan. 23
  • Yelena’s Daycare, 17007 NE 23rd St., Vancouver:
    • Tuesday, Jan. 22
    • Wednesday, Jan. 23

Health care facilities:

  • Kaiser Orchards Medical Office, 7101 NE 137th Ave., Vancouver from 1:50 to 7:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 24.

Other locations:

  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland from 2:30 to 7 pm Saturday, Jan. 19.
  • New Life Mission Church, 3300 NE 172nd Place, Portland from 9:30 am to 2 pm Sunday, Jan. 20.
  • Trader Joes, 305 SE Chkalov Drive, Vancouver from 12:30 to 3:40 pm Monday, Jan. 21.
  • Dollar Tree, 305 SE Chkalov Drive, Vancouver from 1:10 to 4 pm Monday, Jan. 21.
  • Walmart Supercenter, 14505 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver 1:30 to 5 pm Monday, Jan. 21.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Marissa Armstrong
Communications specialist
Public Health