VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Authorities investigating an outbreak of measles in southwest Washington said Saturday they have excluded two suspected cases, but identified three new sites where people may have been exposed to the highly contagious viral disease.
Having declared an emergency for public health, the Clark County Public Health Department says that the number of confirmed measles cases remains 19, and five more cases are suspected.
The confirmed cases include 15 children under the age of 10, three persons between 11 and 18 and an adult.
One has been hospitalized and a total of 16 were not immunized.
Health officials also removed Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland from a list of potential exposure sites, but added three others to Battle Ground, Washington, including Maple Grove School, River HomeLink School, and a Child Dentist.