Possible measles case at Vancouver school

Possible measles case at Vancouver school

Possible measles case at Vancouver school

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on December 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM

VANCOUVER -- Health officials reported Wednesday that a student at Vancouver's Harmony Elementary School might have had measles last week.

The child went to school with symptoms of measles on Monday, Nov. 25, according to a release from Clark County Public Health.

CCPH and school officials have notified the parents of students who are not immune to measles and were potentially exposed.

"If CCPH did not contact you over the four-day weekend, we have determined your child is either immune (based on immunization records), or was not exposed," the statement reads.

There were no other known public exposures.

Measles symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a red rash that begins at the head and spreads to the rest of the body.

"If your child develops symptoms of measles prior to December 17th, 2013, you should immediately contact your medical provider," CCPH advises. "To avoid possibly spreading measles to other patients, do not take your child to a clinic or hospital without calling first to tell them you want your child to be evaluated for measles."

Anyone with further questions was asked to call the CCPH Communicable Disease Department at 360-397-8022.

Related: Child with measles was at 2 Portland hospitals

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