Mr. Duque also said that the vaccination activities are targeted to be completed by next month, and "cases will start to decrease by that time as the number of susceptibles will have already been vaccinated come March".
Parents must ensure that their older children are vaccinated against measles to also provide some protection, as they will be unable to pass the virus on to their infant brother or sister.
A recent measles outbreak concentrated in Clark County was declared a state emergency by Gov. Jay Inslee, and now the debate is raging over whether the personal and philosophical vaccine exemptions should still be allowed.
Multnomah County now has four confirmed cases of measles as of February 9, according to the Multnomah County website.
Levine said recommended vaccines stretch beyond childhood.
Most insurance fully covers childhood vaccinations.
The health authority last released a public measles alert in September, after an infected person attended the Skookum Festival.
Un convoyeur abandonne son camion et s'enfuit avec 1 million d'euros !
Le véhicule a été retrouvé à quelques rues de là, les portes ouvertes et totalement vidé. La police a interpellé le convoyeur disparu lundi à Aubervilliers , ce mardi à Amiens.
"When our region or community faces an outbreak of any sort, we communicate with students, faculty and staff with as much information as possible to keep everyone informed of what is happening and what can be done to prevent further contamination", said Tara Sprehe, dean of academic foundations and connections at Clackamas Community College.
California revoked the option for philosophical exemptions following a 2014 outbreak of measles that was traced to youngsters at Disneyland who had not been vaccinated. This is 383% higher than the number of deaths in the same period in 2018, which was pegged at 18 confirmed cases. The bill has Inslee's support and the state medical association.
Every region in the state recorded a spike in cases last month, with the most dramatic upticks observed in Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and the Interior.
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Measles symptoms begin with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash that usually begins at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. People who have previously had the infection do not need immunization.
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control tracks child immunization and reports that 82.1 per cent of children aged seven had been immunized for measles in 2018, compared to 88.4 per cent in 2017 and 90.2 per cent in 2016.
"The reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines - threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases", according to the WHO. That included 72 measles-caused deaths on the continent, twice as many as the year before.