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Officials say the eruption of measles in Washington spreads to Oregon

Health officials in Oregon say a multnomah County resident has been diagnosed with measles, the first reported case of federal infection in the wake of a recent outbreak in Washington.

It is not clear where the person lives in the county. The Oregon Health Authority announced on Friday and Wednesday four new sites in Gresham, Wood Village and Troutdale, where people may have been exposed to measles.

The exposure sites in Multnomah County have been identified as follows:

  • Legacy GoHealth Urgent Care

    • 19659005] 22262 Northeast Glisan Road in Gresham from 9:00 am to 1
      1:30 pm Sunday, January 20.
    • Fred Meyer 22855 Northeast Park Lane at Wood Village from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Sunday, January 20.
    • Gresham Troutdale Family Medical Center 1700 Southwest 257th Drive to Troutdale from 12:30 pm. until 2 pm Wednesday, 23 January.
    • Walgreens 25699 Southeast Stark Street in Troutdale from 13.00. until 14:30 Wednesday, 23 January.

    The authorities announced other locations last week, including the Moda Center during a Portland Trail Blazers game on January 11th.

    Measles outbreak in Vancouver: where you may have been exposed

    On Friday, there were 31 people diagnosed with measles in Vancouver and King County, Washington. State Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Friday due to the spread of the contagious disease.

    Measles are highly contagious and can remain in the air for up to two hours after an infected person has left the area. The State Emergency Declaration states that anyone who has not been vaccinated and comes into contact with an infected person is likely to get the disease.

    Vancouver Measles Outbreak: Here's What You Need to Know

    Clark County Public Health has a daily outbreak call center at 360-397-8021.

    The Oregon Health Authority advises people who have questions about the measles to visit their Web site or call the health department of their district:

    • Clackamas County: 503-655-8411
    • Marion County: 503-588-5621
    • Multnomah County: 503-988-3406
    • Washington County: 503-846-3594

    – Everton Bailey Jr.

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