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No Confirmed Measles Cases in Jackson County, Health Officials Underline

Despite the growing measles outbreak in southwestern Washington which has spread to several cases in Oregon, Jackson County Health & Human Services said that taking precautions will keep them out of our area.

Posted: Feb 1, 2019 3:35 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — In stark contrast to some social media rumors, the measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington which has spawned at least one case in Oregon has not spread to Southern Oregon, Jackson County Public Health said in a statement on Friday.

"The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed a case of measles in a resident of Multnomah County that is linked the outbreak in Clark County, WA," the agency said. "As of February 1, 2019, there are no additional cases have been identified in Oregon and there are no measles cases in Jackson County."

Local public health officials are monitoring the outbreak up north, and Jackson County Health Officer Dr. Jim Shames said that the public will be alerted if a confirmed case makes it to Jackson County.

"Most Oregonians have been vaccinated against measles and are protected, but there are pockets of people within communities that have low immunizations rates," public health officials said. Unvaccinated people are at a much higher risk of contracting measles if they come into contact with someone who is contagious.

According to Jackson County Public Health, measles is a preventable disease — the best protection is to get vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR). The agency said that one dose of the vaccine is about 93 percent effective at prevention, two doses raise the efficacy to 97 percent.

"Now is a great time for all families to take action by reviewing their vaccination records and be sure that everyone is up to date and has completed the vaccination series for measles," health officials said.

You can request a copy of your vaccination records from the Oregon Health Authority by printing out this online form. For more information about the measles outbreak, check out this FAQ from Jackson County Public Health, or follow the Oregon and Washington state investigation.

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