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New case of measles confirmed in King County

Another measles outbreak in King County. (AP)

Seattle & King County Public Health is investigating a new confirmed case of measles in a county resident.

Measles concerns: Your questions answered by health officials

Health officials said the patient, a woman in her 20s, was in close contact with a person previously diagnosed with measles, and was infectious and in public before being diagnosed.

Ten cases of measles have been confirmed in King County residents since the beginning of May, health officials said.

“Measles cases continue to occur in King County, which means we face an ongoing risk of outbreaks among people who don’t have immunity,” Jeff Duchin, health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, said in a news release.

“Measles vaccine is safe, effective, and offers excellent protection. If you aren’t sure if you’re up to date with the recommended doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR), see your health care provider and get a dose of MMR if needed.”

Health officials provided locations of potential exposure to the public:

DATE TIME LOCATION
July 11, 2019 7:50 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mountain entrance, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105
July 10, 2019 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mountain entrance, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105
July 10, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Safeway, 6850 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore 98028
July 10, 2019 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mountain entrance, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105
July 9, 2019 11:00 p.m. – 1:10 a.m. Starbucks in Seattle Children’s Hospital, Forest 1st Floor, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105
July 9, 2019 6:20 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. Seattle Children’s Hospital, Parking Lot 3 and River entrance, elevator to C6 Surgical Unit, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105
July 9, 2019 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Seattle Children’s Hospital, River 6th floor to stairwell closest to Parking Lot 3, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105
July 8, 2019 10:40 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. Starbucks in Seattle Children’s Hospital, Forest 1st Floor, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105
July 8, 2019 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Seattle Children’s Hospital, Parking Lot 3 and Forest/Staff entrance, 4500 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105
July 8, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Metropolitan Market Sand Point, 5250 40th Ave NE, Seattle 98105

 

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