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Only one new measles case in Vancouver-area flare-up over seven days - yet still not at the end



Dr. Richard Leman of the Oregon Health Authority talks about immunizations and the thority discusses vaccinations and the Vancouver-area measles flare-up.

There has been just a single individual recently diagnosed with measles in a week. Clark County Public Health reported Thursday that they have no updates to the tally of people with measles.

The official count among Oregon and Washington is 58, with by far most majority centered in the Vancouver area. Four individuals in Oregon and one man in the Seattle area make up the rest.

As indicated by the health agency, the list of people diagnosed has stayed consistent at:

      Age       Vaccination status       Hospitalization: one case (none right now) 

Despite the fact that there are fewer cases being diagnosed, public health officials say that they consider 21 days to be the minimum needed to say the outbreak is over.

The Oregonian/OregonLive will keep on composing updates when new cases are diagnosed or notable progress in the examination of the source of the outbreak.

Every one of the cases diagnosed in the two states have been followed back to a similar wild strain from Eastern Europe.

Be that as it may, public health officials have not yet recognized where the flare-up might have begun.

Public health officials in Washington suggest that everybody who is unvaccinated or just gotten one inspire the two shots to abstain from contracting measles. The antibody can diminish the risk of infection if gotten within 72 hours after exposure to the virus.

The profoundly infectious infection spreads through the air and can linger for as long as two hours in a confined space. Individuals who have never received a measles vaccine are susceptible to the disease, which can be deadly.

As far as possible the spread of the infection, health officials ask that individuals who figure they may have measles call their specialist or health care provider before visiting a hospital or doctor?s office.

The Washington State Department of Health keeps track of residents? immunization status so people can see if they need shots.

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