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7th cases of measles confirmed in King County, health professionals say





KING COUNTY, Wash. ̵

1; Seattle / King County health officials are investigating a new measles case on Friday with possible public exposure.

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Officials have confirmed that the person is a child who has received care at the Seattle Emergency Room.

The child was in Fred Meyer located on the 25250 Pacific Highway S. in Kent and the hospital emergency room before being diagnosed with the measles, officials said.

  (Seattle / King County Public Health)

(Seattle / King County Public Health)
(Seattle / King County Public Health)

This brings the total number of measles cases in King County since the beginning of May to seven.

Officials in Seattle Children said they are in the process of notifying patients who may have been exposed.

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"The continued occurrence of measles cases in King County means that we are facing an ongoing risk of outbreaks among people who do not have immunity," says Dr. Jeff Duchin, Public Health Health Officer – Seattle & King County.

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Officials said it is not known where the child might have received the measles and they work to find out if the child's case is associated with other cases in the county or Washington. 19659006] "Measles vaccine is safe, effective and provides excellent protection. If you are not sure if you are up to date with the recommended doses of measles, mules and rubella vaccines, MMR, see your doctor and get a dose of MMR if that's necessary, "Duchin said.


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