Confirmed measles case in Portland metro

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A case of measles was confirmed in the Portland metropolitan area, prompting health officials to alert people who were at specific locations between Aug. 15-17.

The person with the measles was traveling and visited the Portland area for the US Tennis Association Pacific Northwest Juniors Sectional Tennis Tournament in Washington County. That began Aug. 14 and continued through Aug. 17.

Health officials said in a release people at the following places on the following dates may have been exposed:

Thursday, Aug. 15
·         7:30-10:00 am – continental breakfast at Shilo Hotel (Canyon Road)
·         9:15 -1:45 pm – West View High School tennis courts
·         12:00-2:30 pm – Michael’s Craft Store (Evergreen)
·         12:30-3:00 pm – Sports Authority (next to Michael’s)
·         1:15-4:00 pm – Sweet Tomatoes (Beaverton)
·         2:10-5:15 pm -West View High School tennis courts
·         3:30-7:30 pm – West Hills Tennis Club
·         7:00-9:45 pm – Fred Meyer on Walker/158th

Friday, Aug. 16
·         7:00-9:30 am – continental breakfast at Shilo hotel (Canyon Road)
·         8:30-12:00 pm – Jesuit High School tennis courts
·         12:00-3:00 pm –West View High School tennis courts
·         1:15-3:45 pm – Sun Teriyaki (next door to Fred Meyer/158th)
·         1:15-3:45 pm – Best Teriyaki (next door to Fred Meyer/158th)
.         3:30-6:15 pm – DSW Shoes on 185th
·         4:00-8:30 pm – West View High School tennis courts
·         7:00-9:30 pm – Fred Meyer on Walker/158th

Saturday, August 17
·         7:30-10:00 am – continental breakfast at Shilo hotel (Canyon Road)
·         9:30-1:00 pm – West View High School tennis courts
·         1:30-4:30 pm – Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus tennis courts
·         2:40-5:00 pm – Baskin Robbins (Walker Rd)
·         4:00-6:45 pm – Target (SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy)
·         5:30-9:00 pm – Washington Mall-especially Footlocker, Champs, H&M, Game Stop, Apple, Pac Sun, and food court

The measles virus is highly contagious and is spread through the air after a measles-infected person coughs or sneezes. People who have not been vaccinated are at the highest risk.

Most people in this area have been vaccinated, officials said, so the risk to the general public is low.

After someone is exposed, illness usually develops in seven to 14 days. In rare cases, it can take up to up to 21 days for symptoms to occur. For this particular exposure, public health officials expect the onset of symptoms in newly infected people by Sept. 7, 2013 at the latest.

Questions can be answered by these county health departments:

Clackamas County Public Health — 503.655.8411
Clark County Public Health —  360.397.8022
Multnomah County Public Health — 503.988.3406
Washington County Public Health — 503.846.3594

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