Measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, sickens 35


NEWS.”>>THANK YOU WALTER.>>>MEASLES — IN HEALTH CHECK A MEASLES OUTBREAK THAT STARTED IN ONE COUNTY IN WASHINGTON STATE HAS NOW SPREAD BEYOND STATE BORDERS AND WASHINGTON’S GOVERNOR HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY.>>HEALTH REPORTER AND REGISTERED NURSE ALI GORMAN AT THE BIG BOARD WITH THAT UPDATE. HEY, ALI.>>HI, GUYS. THIS WAS THE CONCERN. HAD TODAY THEY JUST UPDATED THE NUMBERS, 35 CONFIRMED, 11 SUSPECTED CASES ALMOST ALL ARE IN CHILDREN OR TEENAGERS AND NEARLY EVERYONE WHO GOT SICK WAS NOT VACCINATED. THE OUTBREAK STARTED IN THE VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, AREA BUT CASES HAVE NOW BEEN CONFIRMED IN SEATTLE AND PORTLAND, OREGON. HEALTH OFFICIALS EXPECT MORE PEOPLE WILL GET THE MEASLES SINCE THERE ARE DOZENS OF LOCATIONS WHERE KIDS WHO WERE INFECTED MAY HAVE EXPOSED OTHERS TO THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS VIRUS.>>YOU CAN ACTUALLY SPREAD MEASLES FOR FOUR DAYS BEFORE YOU EVEN KNOW THAT YOU’RE SICK. ANYWHERE BETWEEN 12 TO 18 SUSCEPTIBLE PEOPLE CAN BE INFECTED FROM ONE CASE. AND THEN THOSE 12 TO 18 CAN SPREAD IT TO 12 TO 18 MORE.>>A DROP IN VACCINATION RATES IS CONTRIBUTING TO THE OUTBREAK. STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE NUMBER OF KINDERGARTENER WHO’S HAVE ALL THEIR

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  1. This is a disgrace ! Every parent who could have vaccinated their child and refused, should be charged with reckless endangerment at the very least #dumbassconspiracynuts #ignorantpeople #dumbassantivaxxers

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