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Officials declare Pacific Northwest measles outbreak over

It's been six weeks with no new cases.

Posted: Apr 29, 2019 3:18 PM
Updated: Apr 29, 2019 3:54 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Officials in the Pacific Northwest say a measles outbreak that sickened 71 people is over.

Dr. Alan Melnick of the Clark County, Washington, public health department said Monday it's been six weeks with no new cases.

The good news from the Pacific Northwest comes as authorities elsewhere continue to struggle with the most measles cases in the U.S. since 1994.

The outbreak in Washington state began on Jan. 3 when measles was confirmed in a child who had traveled from the Ukraine to Washington state.

Ninety-three percent of the cases were in children under age 18. One person was hospitalized.

The outbreak cost nearly $1 million to contain and affected 53 public places, including schools, hospitals, airports, stores and restaurants in both Washington and Oregon.

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