Measles Outbreak hits 23 cases in Washington State
"Measles is one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases," according to the CDC and nearly everyone who comes into contact with measles and isn't vaccinated will become infected. The virus can linger in the air for up to two hours after an infected person has left the area.
The outbreak in Clark County, home to about 475,000 people and located northeast of Portland,Oregon prompted health officials to declare a public health emergency last week. The outbreak marks one of the largest amid cases appearing elsewhere in the country in recent months.
In Clark County, just over 77 percent of public school students had completed their vaccinations the Oregonian reported marking one of the lowest immunization rates in the state.
Guess the Socialist on the Left Coast get what they signed up for and that is a Measles Outbreak !
In 2018, 26 states and the District of Columbia – including Oregon and Washington – reported a total of 349 measles cases, the second-highest annual count since measles was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000, according to the CDC.