Health officials confirm measles case in Portland visitor

The agency says the virus spreads easily to those who aren't vaccinated, and people infected can spread it even before symptoms appear.

Posted: Aug 13, 2018 11:40 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Health officials say a visitor to Portland was infected with measles, potentially exposing people to the virus.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Oregon Health Authority is working to notify people who may have come in contact with the traveler, who was in the Portland area from July 30 to Aug. 6.

The agency says the virus spreads easily to those who aren't vaccinated, and people infected can spread it even before symptoms appear.

Symptoms include coughing, fever, runny nose and rash. It can cause ear and lung infections, diarrhea and brain swelling if not treated.

Officials expect symptoms to appear over the next two weeks in people who may have been recently infected.

Officials advise people who may be infected to call a doctor or emergency room before visiting those facilities.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 12170

Reported Deaths: 234
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah288872
Marion185953
Washington184721
Umatilla10137
Clackamas98727
Malheur3732
Union3692
Lincoln3615
Lane3053
Deschutes2680
Yamhill1989
Linn18110
Jackson1790
Polk17712
Jefferson1680
Morrow1451
Klamath1371
Wasco1171
Benton1146
Hood River1050
Douglas640
Josephine571
Clatsop550
Coos530
Columbia480
Lake240
Crook181
Tillamook160
Wallowa140
Baker120
Curry90
Sherman50
Harney20
Gilliam10
Grant10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 79°
Corvallis
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 78°
Roseburg
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 80°
North Bend
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 66°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events