Clark county measles outbreak declared over
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Health officials in Clark county officially declared a measles outbreak over on Monday.
The southwestern Washington outbreak began in January. Over the course of three months, 73 cases of the disease were confirmed.
A new case has not been reported since March 18, meaning the outbreak has come to an end. Clark County Public Health declared the outbreak over on Monday, April 29 when two incubation periods (42 days) passed without a new case.
— Clark County WA_PH (@ClarkCoWA_PH) April 29, 2019
Only one of the 73 people who were infected had to be hospitalized. That person has since been released. The vast majority of those who contracted the disease were unvaccinated children.
While the local outbreak is now over, other measles outbreaks around the country continue to spread.
Quarantine orders are still in effect for hundreds of students and faculty at Cal State Los Angeles and UCLA who may have been exposed to measles earlier this month.
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