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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.

Confirmed Cases: 30801

Reported Deaths: 526
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Multnomah6818130
Marion444790
Washington428958
Umatilla291341
Clackamas225661
Malheur152723
Jackson10394
Lane96415
Deschutes76912
Yamhill73814
Jefferson5138
Polk50215
Morrow4886
Lincoln47213
Linn46613
Union4352
Benton2856
Klamath2732
Hood River2450
Wasco2343
Douglas2093
Josephine1832
Columbia1541
Coos1380
Clatsop1170
Baker902
Crook601
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Lake280
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Sherman180
Harney120
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