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Man with measles in King County came in contact with hundreds

Man with measles in King County came in contact with hundreds”

State agencies and departments are directed to utilize state resources and to do everything reasonably possible to assist affected political subdivisions in an effort to respond to and recover from the incidents.

Last year, there were 17 outbreaks and about 350 cases of measles in the U.S.

The source of the outbreak affecting Washington has not been determined.

With the measles outbreak in the Clark County area of Washington state growing, now up to 30 confirmed cases and several suspected, Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Friday.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of measles in western Washington has grown to 30, with nine more cases suspected.

In 2018, six cases of measles were reported among B.C. residents.

Health officials warn he came in contact with hundreds of people.

The majority of those infected are children, many of whom have not been immunized against the disease, officials said. The CDC says in the province children receive two doses of measles-containing vaccine during routine immunization.

Before the vaccine, 400 to 500 people died from the measles each year, 50,000 people were hospitalized and 4,000 people developed brain swelling that can cause deafness, he said.

Due to lower than normal vaccination rates in areas near Portland, officials said people in the area were exposed to the deadly disease at more than three dozen locations, wrote the Los Angeles Times. The typical recommendations are that children should get two doses of MMR vaccine, the first between 12 to 15 months of age and the second between 4 and 6 years old. Measles is spread through the air after a person with measles coughs or sneezes.

Measles can lead to serious complications including pneumonia but the vaccine is up to 97 percent effective and protects recipients for life.

"Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal in small children", Inslee said in his proclamation Friday, adding that these cases create "an extreme public health risk that may quickly spread to other counties".

Measles symptoms begin with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash that usually begins at the head and spreads to the rest of the body.

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