Yakima County Health Officials Say So Far No Measles Cases
Last month state health officials warned that a measles outbreak in Clark County would likely spread across the state. But so far no measles cases in Yakima County says Melissa Sixberry the Director of Disease Control at the Yakima Health District...but she says they're on constant watch...
Health officials on Wednesday identified a new case from the outbreak in Clark County which now stands at 63.
Of the 63 cases confirmed in Clark County, 55 were not immunized against measles, immunization status couldn't be verified for six cases, and two cases involved a child who had received only a single dose of the MMR vaccine.
Forty five of the confirmed Clark County cases involve children between the ages of 1 and 10.
Sixberry believes the high rate of immunized people in Yakima County, close to 90 percent is one of the reasons why no cases have so far shown up in the Valley. On Wednesday, Clark County Public Health identified one new case, one suspect case and three new exposure sites, including a Vancouver elementary school.