New Measles Cases Reported By SeaTac Users

New Measles Cases Reported By SeaTac Users

77 Total Cases So Far

OLYMPIA, WA – New cases of Measles are being reported west of the mountains.  After the outbreak in Vancouver was considered over, five more cases have popped up around Seattle.  Two new cases in King County, one in Snohomish County, and two in Pierce County have all been reported since Sunday.

The exact exposure information isn’t known yet, but all of the people spent time in SeaTac airport during their likely time of exposure.  All cases are now being investigated further.

Measles is highly contagious and can be serious.  It’s easily spread when an infected person as much as breathes around someone who is not vaccinated. 

The health department reports that if you’re exposed to the virus and you haven’t had the vaccine, you will almost assuredly get Measles.

Washington Citizens can check their immunization records through the department’s website here:

There have been 77 cases reported by Washington Citizens so far this year.  52 were younger than 11.

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