Measles investigation in King County

Update on 1.23.19 at 7:30 p.m.: Laboratory tests have confirmed this as a measles case. Original post: Disease investigators from Public Health – Seattle & King County are investigating a suspected measles infection in a King County resident. The King County resident, a male in his 50s, was hospitalized but has since recovered. It is […]

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Measles case in King County resident returning from travel

Local public health officials have confirmed measles infection in a King County man who had recently traveled to Asia. Before he was diagnosed, he may have exposed others to the measles at Sea-Tac Airport and the waiting room of the Emergency Department of Harborview Medical Center during specific time periods. He reportedly wore a face […]

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Repost: Confirmed measles case in Snohomish County

The following information has been shared by the Snohomish Health District and is also available here. While we do not have any reports of measles in King County at this time, the person infected with measles visited King County. See the list below for areas of potential exposure.  Potential risk of exposure for unvaccinated people at […]

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Two measles cases in King County, possible exposures in Seattle

  Public Health – Seattle & King County has confirmed measles infection in a 6-month-old infant and the infant’s father, both King County residents who had recently traveled to Asia.  The infant and the adult were both unimmunized. Before they were diagnosed, they may have exposed others to the measles at a few public locations. What […]

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Required childhood immunizations and vaccine exemptions: The bottom line

By Jeff Duchin, MD, Health Officer Media coverage of our recent publication in the journal Pediatrics gave some people the mistaken impression that my colleagues and I want to provide children with a choice to “opt out” of required vaccinations, except for measles vaccine. The fact is that families in Washington currently have the ability […]

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New data available to look up immunization levels in your neighborhood

Update: 5/22/17: New data are available that show the immunizations levels at schools across King County.  According to Libby Page from our Communicable Disease and Immunization program, rates at most schools have stayed stable, with about 17,000 (5.2%) children across the county still not fully protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Meanwhile, preventable disease outbreaks continue to […]

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