21 confirmed cases of measles, 4 suspected as Clark County outbreak grows
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Health officials say they have 21 confirmed measles cases in Clark County since the start of the year as an outbreak continues to expand.
Clark County Public Health is also investigating four suspected cases of the infection.
Officials say 18 of those infected were not immunized, while the three others are not verified to have had the vaccine.
Sixteen of the cases are for children under 10 years old, four cases are for youth 11 to 18 years old, and one person is between 19 and 29 years old.
Those who are infected visited several public places while contagious, including the Portland International Airport, IKEA, and several health care facilities and schools.
"Measles can be so contagious that you can be in a room, and if you’re susceptible, two hours after someone with measles left, and still get the disease," said Dr. Alan Melnick, the director of public health for Clark County.
If you or your child show signs of measles, call your health care provider before coming in so they can limit exposing anyone else in the waiting room.
If you have any further questions about the measles, call your local health department:
Clark County Public Health: (360) 397-8021
Clackamas County Public Health: (503) 655-8411
Multnomah County Public Health: (503) 988-3406
Washington County Public Health: (503) 846-3594
Below is a list of all of the locations where people may have been exposed:
Health Care Facilities:
Magnolia Family Clinic, 2207 NE Broadway, Suite 200, Portland from 11:30 am to 3 pm Tuesday, Jan. 8.
The Vancouver Clinic, 700 NE 87th Ave., Vancouver
3:30 to 7 pm Friday, Jan. 11.
10:45 am to 1:30 pm Saturday Jan. 12.
4:30 to 7:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 13.
9:30 am to 1 pm Monday, Jan. 14.
Vancouver Clinic Columbia Tech Center, 501 SE 172nd Ave., Vancouver from 11:30 am to 4 pm Friday, Jan. 11
Kaiser Cascade Park, 12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 1 to 8:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 12.
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Emergency Department, 2801 N Gantenbein Ave., Portland from 11:30 am to 2 pm Saturday, Jan. 12.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Department, 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl., Vancouver
10 pm Saturday, Jan. 12 to 4 am Sunday, Jan. 13.
12:30 to 8:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 13.
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 NE 139th St., Vancouver
8:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 12 to 1 am Sunday, Jan. 13.
5:45 pm Sunday, Jan. 13 and 12:30 am Monday, Jan. 14.
11:40 pm Monday, Jan. 14 to 5:10 am Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Cornerstone Christian Academy, 10818 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver on Friday, Jan. 4
Vancouver Home Connection, 301 S. Lieser Road, Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 7; Wednesday, Jan. 9; and Friday, Jan. 11.
Hearthwood Elementary School, 801 NE Hearthwood Blvd., Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 7; Tuesday, Jan. 8; and Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Image Elementary School, 4400 NE 122nd Ave., Vancouver on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Eisenhower Elementary School, 9201 NW Ninth Ave., Vancouver on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Public Health is requiring exclusion of students and staff without documented immunity to measles from schools, child care and other congregate settings.
Tukes Valley Primary School, 20601 NE 167th Ave., Battle Ground on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Tukes Valley Middle School, 20601 NE 167th Ave., Battle Ground on Tuesday, Jan. 8
Slavic Christian Academy, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 7.
Evergreen High School, 14300 NE 18th St., Vancouver on Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Fisher Investments, 5525 NW Fisher Creek Drive, Camas
6:20 am to 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 10
6:20 am to 7 pm Friday, Jan. 11
6:20 am to 7 pm Monday, Jan. 14
6:20 am to 7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 15
Moda Center (Trail Blazers game), 1 N Center Court St., Portland from 5:30 to 11:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11.
Verizon Wireless at Cascade Station, 10103 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland from 5 to 11 pm Monday, Jan. 14.
Church of Christ Savior, 3612 F St., Vancouver from 9:30 am to noon Sunday, Jan. 6 and 6 to 11:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 6. and 9:10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13
Church of Truth, 7250 NE 41st St., Vancouver from 11 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 6.
Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland 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.
Costco, 4849 NE 138th Ave., Portland from 1 to 5:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Amazon Lockers, 1131 SW Jefferson St., Portland from 3:30 pm to 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.
Rejuvenation, 1100 SE Grand Ave., Portland from 3:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.
Pho Green Papaya, 13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 7:30 to 10:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 10.
Chuck's Produce, 13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver from 8 to 11:45 pm Thursday, Jan. 10 and 2:30 to 5:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11.
IKEA, 10280 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland from 4:30 to 8:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11.
GracePoint Christian Church, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday, Jan. 7.