Visitors To Portland Airport May Be Exposed To Measles
14 of 16 Diseased Were Not Vaccinated
PORTLAND, OR – If you’ve been to Portland International Airport recently, you could be at risk for measles. Since January 1st, 16 cases have now been confirmed in Clark County, WA, but the major airport is one location that could have been contaminated. You are at risk if you were there between 10:45 am and 3:45 pm on January 7th.
Other major locations in that area include Costco on 138th Avenue in Portland. The at-risk time was January 8th between 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm, and the Portland Ikea January 11th between 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
14 of the 16 people with measles are confirmed to have not been vaccinated against the disease. The other two haven’t been confirmed one way or the other yet.
13 of them are between 1 and 13 years old, the other three are between 13 and 18 years old.
If you believe you were exposed and are showing symptoms of the disease, contact your doctor or a medical clinic before you go in. Being in the waiting room with other people could expose them to the disease.
Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes. It then progresses to a rash that usually starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body.
Once someone is exposed, the disease takes one to three weeks to develop.