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Another measles case reported

Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in a child who was in King County during the contagious period.

The child is a King County resident who was incompletely vaccinated — with only one of the recommended two doses of vaccine at an age earlier than recommended — and was exposed to a sibling who had the measles, whose case was previously announced by public health officials. The child was at several Eastside tennis venues on Aug. 28 and 29.

Because most people in this area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, the risk to the general public is low and outdoor exposure locations carry lower risk. However, all people who were in the locations around the same time as the individual with measles should check to make sure they have been vaccinated.

For information on this and other recent cases of measles, go to the King County Health Department, at www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/diseases/measles.aspx.

 

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