The Oregon Health Authority announced Saturday that there are two new cases of measles in the area after a person with the disease passed Portland International Airport earlier this month.
Health officials say a Lane County resident and a Washington visitor have been diagnosed with measles. The two people were on the same Delta flight that landed in Amsterdam in Portland on October 12.
Neither case was fully vaccinated against measles.
Health officials are asking people to call a doctor or emergency care center if they think they may have been exposed to measles or are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, red eyes or rash.
This is done to avoid exposing others to illness in the waiting areas.
Multnomah County's announcement comes at the end of a historic year for measles cases in the northwest and across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted at least 1,250 cases, including 86 cases in Washington. Oregon saw a total of 27 cases, including these two new cases.
In recent weeks, people may have been exposed to the disease in various locations in the region. Here is the list of exposure sites:
- Saturday, October 12, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Portland International Airport, Delta Air Lines Inc., flight 0179 from Amsterdam (AMS) to Portland (PDX)
- Wednesday, October 23, 4-7 pm, Blue Mist, 1400 Valley River Drive, Suite 130, Eugene
- On Wednesday night (23), a man was arrested in the act for drug trafficking.
- Sunday, October 20, 12: 15-3: 45, Wu's Open Kitchen, 15660 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard
- Sunday, October 20, 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm, Costco, 25900 SW Heather Place, Wilsonville
- Wednesday, October 23, 13: 15-15: 45, Tous Les Jours, 11735 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton
- Wednesday, October 23, 1:45 pm-4:15 pm, Starbucks inside Target, 10775 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton
- Monday, October 21, 12:15 – 2:45 pm, Trader Joe & # 39; s, 15391 SW Bangy Road, Lake Oswego