The Oregon Health Authority announced on Saturday that there were two new cases of measles in the area after someone with the disease passed through Portland International Airport earlier this month.
Health officials said a Lane County resident and a visitor to Washington County had been diagnosed with measles. The two men were on the same Delta flight that landed in Portland from Amsterdam on October 12.
None of these cases had been fully vaccinated against measles.
Health officials urge people to call a health care provider or emergency care center if they think they might have measles or are experiencing symptoms, such as fever, cough, red eye or rash.
This is in an effort to prevent others from getting sick in the waiting room.
The announcement from Multnomah County comes towards the end of the historic year for measles cases in the Northwest and throughout the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counts at least 1,250 cases, including 86 cases in Washington. Oregon has seen a total of 27 cases, including these two new cases.
In recent weeks, people may have been exposed to diseases in various places in the region. Here is a list of exposure sites:
- Saturday, October 12, 11:30 – 01:30, Portland International Airport, Delta Air Lines Inc., Flight 0179 from Amsterdam (AMS) to Portland (PDX)
- Wednesday, October 23, 4-7 p.m., Blue Mist, 1400 Valley River Drive, Suite 130, Eugene
- Wednesday, October 23, 6-9 pm, North Fork Public House, 2805 Shadowview Drive, Eugene
- Sunday, October 20 12: 15-3: 45 pm, Open Kitchen Wu, 15660 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard
- Sunday, October 20 4: 45-8 nights, Costco, 25900 SW Heather Place, Wilsonville
- Wednesday, Oct 23 1: 15-3: 45 pm, Tous Les Jours, 11735 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton
- Wednesday, Oct. 23 1: 45-4: 15 pm, Starbucks in Target, 10775 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton
- Monday 21 October 12: 15-2: 45 pm, Trader Joe's, 15391 SW Bangy Road, Lake Oswego