VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Health officials were innoculating travelers who may have come in contact with an infant who recently tested positive for measles.
The 7-month-old boy had just returned from a trip to India with his family when he was diagnosed in the Vancouver area.
The infected boy was inside the Portland International Airport on Sunday, Feb. 13 and other people there at the same time may have been exposed.
Dr. Alan Melnick said more than 60 people were recommended for vaccinations, but that number was changing.
Officials said the infant was in the Horizon Airlines terminal, in Concourse A - gates six through 12, and in baggage claim area 2 between 7:20 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. last Sunday.
The boy also visited both Evergreen Pediatrics and Southwest Washington Medical Center Outpatient Laboratory on Feb. 14.
Health officials have warned that anyone who was at Evergreen Pediatrics between 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, or near the pharmacy at Southwest Washington Medical Center between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. may have also been exposed.
The child acquired the illness during an overseas visit and returned to the Portland area via San Francisco on Horizon Air flight 2614. The child was with a family member and in was in the airport for a very short period of time.
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People are considered immune to measles if they:
Were born before Jan. 1, 1957
Have had one or measles shots, typically given as a Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
Have had measles diagnosed by a health care provider, or
Have had a blood test showing they are immune.
Anyone who thinks they were exposed and NOT considered immune, was asked to call your health care provider or Multnomah County Communicable Disease Services (503-988-3406) for information and advice or call Clark County Public Health at (360) 397-8205