Measles Outbreak in Clark County - 74 Cases and Almost Over

April 17, 2019

With the last case confirmed on March 18, the Clark County measles outbreak that started at the end of December may finally be nearing an end – 74 cases in Washington have been reported (73 in Clark County, one in King County) and four in the Portland, OR area as of April 16.  Public health will declare the outbreak over after two incubation periods (42 days) without new cases.

Read More

How Healthcare Providers Can Help Stop Measles Outbreaks

April 17, 2019

From Jan. 1, 2019 through April 4, 2019, over 465 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 12 states, already surpassing the entire years’ totals for seven of the last nine years. Public health is asking for healthcare providers’ help to ensure all patients are up to date on their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations. Parents trust the expertise of their doctor more than anyone else. Explain to patients that MMR vaccine is the best protection against measles infection. 

Read More



Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities

April 17, 2019

Multiple continuing education opportunities are coming soon!  April 25 - National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) offers a free webinar on Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Healthcare Personnel Immunization. May 22 - VaxExpo at CenterPlace Event Center in Spokane Valley. Coming Soon - Free e-learning course on Communicating with Parents about Vaccines. 

Read More