Child with measles was at 2 Portland hospitals

Child with measles was at 2 Portland hospitals

Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Child with measles was at 2 Portland hospitals

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on November 7, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 7 at 4:09 PM

PORTLAND -- A child with measles visited a Portland hospital, a Beaverton medical center and a nearby UPS Store within the last week, and health officials said anyone who's not immune and was in the vicinity should be on the lookout for symptoms.

Measles is a highly contagious and potentially serious viral illness. Anyone at risk of catching it, who was in the following locations at the following times, should talk to a health care provider.

Thursday, October 31:

  • OHSU Emergency Department, Noon–9:40 p.m.
  • OHSU Doernbecher 9N, 7:35 p.m. - midnight

Friday, November 1:

  • OHSU Doernbecher 9N, all day

Saturday, November 2:

  • OHSU Doernbecher 9N, all day until 9:10pm

Monday, November 4:

  • The UPS Store, 16055 SW Walker Road, Beaverton, 3:30 –6:00 p.m.
  • Kaiser Beaverton Medical Office, 4:20-6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 5:

  • Kaiser Beaverton Medical Office, 10:50 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Symptoms include an unexplained rash, fever and cough.

"Measles poses the highest risk to people who have not been vaccinated, pregnant women, infants under 12 months, and people with weakened immune systems," said Washington County Public Health spokeswoman Wendy Gordon.

You are considered immune to measles if any of the following apply:

  • You were born before 1957
  • You are certain you have had the measles
  • You have been fully vaccinated for measles

Anyone with questions about measles infection or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider or their local county health department.

Clackamas County Public Health 503-655-8411

Clark County Public Health 360-397-8182

Multnomah County Public Health 503-988-3406

Washington County Public Health 503-846-3594

 

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