Four measles cases confirmed in Oregon

Jason Davis with Lane County Health and Human Services said there are no confirmed measles cases in Lane County.

Posted: Feb 6, 2019 6:28 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2019 8:36 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Measles has been confirmed in three more Multnomah County residents bringing the total amount of cases to four in Oregon.

This outbreak is leading to plenty of false alarms in Eugene, and health care providers said people are rushing to the doctor out of fear and lack of information.

Jason Davis with Lane County Health and Human Services said there are no confirmed measles cases in Lane County and anyone who thinks they might have it should not leave their house.

Davis said you should stay at home and call the doctor instead to avoid spreading it to others if you do have it. Davis wants to reassure people in the community that if there is a confirmed case in Lane County, they will hear about it immediately from Lane County Health and Human Services.

Dr. Patrick Ludke says people in Oregon are at risk because the vaccination rate is not as good as it could be for measles.

"Our vaccination rates are not so low that I think we are going to be like Italy or Romania that had thousands of cases last year but we could have a few hundred cases,” Ludke said.

Health officials said it takes two doses of the MMR vaccine to protect you against Measles, Mumps and Rubella -- and it will give you peace of mind if you come down with similar symptoms.

They said there's no shortage of these vaccines in the community, and they encourage anyone who hasn’t received it to get it done.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 156884

Reported Deaths: 2293
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Washington21360217
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Clackamas13449190
Lane10357131
Jackson8543118
Umatilla770782
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Yamhill379769
Linn361357
Malheur335858
Polk308545
Klamath280955
Douglas257455
Josephine239056
Benton236017
Jefferson197630
Coos157621
Union130519
Columbia127721
Wasco122126
Lincoln113720
Hood River107029
Morrow105014
Crook78118
Clatsop7796
Baker6739
Curry4366
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