Measles for Healthcare Providers

Updated May 28, 2019 - There are no cases of measles in Spokane County at this time, and the information below remains valid.   

Eight cases of measles have been diagnosed in Washington state since Sunday, May 12. While the exact exposure information for the initial cases is not yet known, several spent time in SeaTac airport during their likely time of exposure. For more information about the locations visited by new cases while they were infectious, visit Public Health — Seattle & King County, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and Snohomish Health District websites. 

Many other active outbreaks are occurring around the country. For current information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html

The Clark County measles outbreak was declared over on April 29, 2019.  

Please consider measles in patients who fit the criteria on the Guidance for Outbreak Measles Testing form (below) and with a history of travel in the last 21 days, particularly through SeaTac Airport. 

Current case counts and links to exposure sites are being maintained by Washington Department of Health on their Measles Outbreak page.

Healthcare facilities who are evaluating a suspect measles case should notify the Spokane Regional Health District Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program immediately at 509.869.3133 (24 hrs a day, 7 days/week) for guidance and resources. 

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