CLOSINGS: View Closings

Second case of measles confirmed in the Portland Metro area

A second case of measles has been confirmed in the Portland metro area.Multnomah County health officials say t...

Posted: Jul. 9, 2018 1:18 PM
Updated: Jul. 9, 2018 1:19 PM

A second case of measles has been confirmed in the Portland metro area.

Multnomah County health officials say the person diagnosed Friday had been in close contact with a person diagnosed last week.

The county said the Health Department's Communicable Disease Services has alerted the second person and is making sure the person stays at home and away from other people.

The first case was confirmed on June 27. Officials say it occurred in a person who spent time at a Gresham childcare center.

The person is believed to have been infected with measles while traveling outside the country. Officials say it was the first case reported in the Portland metro area since 2014.

Anyone with questions about measles infections or the measles vaccine should call their primary care provider or their local county health department.

Clackamas County Public Health 503-655-8411

Clark County Public Health 360-397-8182

Multnomah County Public Health 503-988-3406

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 39°
Albert Lea
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 38°
Austin
46° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 40°
Charles City
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 42°
Rochester
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 37°
Rain ending tonight and sun returns
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Apprenticeship Signing Day

Image

"Unplanned" movie shines light on abortion debate

Image

Storm Team 3 Forecast

Image

New tree planted at Assisi Heights

Image

Property tax bills to be discussed at Garner City Council meeting

Image

College student with Tourette Syndrome speaks out

Image

Man dies after falling off a hotel roof

Image

Update on shooting in Austin

Image

Tracking A Few Dry Spots Before More Rain

Image

My Money: Tips to help kids save money

Community Events