10 cases of measles now diagnosed in Vancouver outbreak, vaccinations way up

A timeline of possible exposures provided by Vancouver Coastal Health

A timeline of possible exposures provided by Vancouver Coastal Health

A Washington state health department has identified another new case of measles, bringing the state total to 66.

Vancouver Coastal medical health officer Dr. Althea Hayden says nine of the cases are clearly associated with schools that were at the centre of the original outbreak this month, but they don't know where the other person contracted the disease.

This case brings no newly identified locations where people could have been exposed to measles.

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Hayden says the response to a call for people to get vaccinated has been fantastic and the health authority has seen a large number of first-time vaccinations.

Of the 63 cases confirmed in Clark County, 55 were not immunized against measles, immunization status couldn't be verified for six cases, and two cases involved a child who had received only a single dose of the MMR vaccine. There are 15 cases between the ages of 11 and 18, one between the ages of 19 and 29 and two between the ages of 30 and 39.

Numerous instances contain youngsters below 10 years outdated, 15 cases are youth ages 11 to 18, one example is somebody 19 to 29 years previous, and two cases are for individuals between 30 and 39 years outdated.

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