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What you need to know about the Measles

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  • NEW location included in the list of places Measles patient visited.

    NEW location included in the list of places Measles patient visited.

    Wednesday, April 22 2015 9:17 PM EDT2015-04-23 01:17:02 GMT
    Tuesday, November 22 2016 11:14 AM EST2016-11-22 16:14:28 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash- New information states that the Measles patient had visited a Subway as well. The subway is located at 905 S Grand Blvd. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash- New information states that the Measles patient had visited a Subway as well. The subway is located at 905 S Grand Blvd. >>
  • Are your vaccination records updated? You may want to make sure today! Measles virus has hit 14 states

    Are your vaccination records updated? You may want to make sure today! Measles virus has hit 14 states

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 3:33 PM EST2015-02-04 20:33:37 GMT
    Tuesday, November 22 2016 11:14 AM EST2016-11-22 16:14:26 GMT
    HAYDEN, ID- The Panhandle health District (PHD) is advising people to check their vaccination records with the confirmation of the measles virus in 14 states. PHD wants to verify that people are up to date on their Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine.>>
    HAYDEN, ID- The Panhandle health District (PHD) is advising people to check their vaccination records with the confirmation of the measles virus in 14 states. PHD wants to verify that people are up to date on their Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine.>>
  • Spokane Regional Health District: 'Measles outbreak over'

    Spokane Regional Health District: 'Measles outbreak over'

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 5:34 PM EDT2015-05-20 21:34:20 GMT
    Wednesday, May 20 2015 5:34 PM EDT2015-05-20 21:34:20 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Wednesday, May 20, the Spokane Regional Health District confirmed with KHQ that the measles outbreak is effectively over. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Wednesday, May 20, the Spokane Regional Health District confirmed with KHQ that the measles outbreak is effectively over. The outbreak started in late April when a Qdoba employee came down with a case of measles. It was the first case of measles in Spokane in more than 20 years. >>
  • How the measles virus spreads

    How the measles virus spreads

    Thursday, April 30 2015 2:18 AM EDT2015-04-30 06:18:39 GMT
    Thursday, April 30 2015 2:20 AM EDT2015-04-30 06:20:30 GMT
    The reason measles are so contagious is that the measles are an airborne illness.Kim Papich with the Spokane Regional Health District told KHQ, "On a scale of one to ten, if we're comparing measles to other vaccine preventable diseases, measles is an 11. So contagious. We know that if someone's unvaccinated and they come into contact with those respiratory droplets, it's almost a guarantee that that person will get measles."Papich also said this virus is preventable by getting a vaccine. >>
    The reason measles are so contagious is that the measles are an airborne illness.Kim Papich with the Spokane Regional Health District told KHQ, "On a scale of one to ten, if we're comparing measles to other vaccine preventable diseases, measles is an 11. So contagious. We know that if someone's unvaccinated and they come into contact with those respiratory droplets, it's almost a guarantee that that person will get measles."Papich also said this virus is preventable by getting a vaccine. >>
  • 15 facts about measles

    15 facts about measles

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 6:30 PM EDT2015-04-29 22:30:10 GMT
    Wednesday, April 29 2015 8:14 PM EDT2015-04-30 00:14:29 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Health District confirmed a case of measles in Spokane last week. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Health District confirmed a case of measles in Spokane last week. Many of you have expressed concern about the virus and have questions, so take a look through the slideshow embedded and read through some facts from the World Health Organization.>>
  • Measles myths debunked

    Measles myths debunked

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 7:09 PM EDT2015-04-29 23:09:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 29 2015 8:13 PM EDT2015-04-30 00:13:37 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. -When a virus is floating around, it's important to make sure you safely know how to protect yourself, and that means knowing the facts.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. -When a virus is floating around, it's important to make sure you safely know how to protect yourself, and that means knowing the facts.>>
  • Measles patient employee at Spokane Qdoba

    Measles patient employee at Spokane Qdoba

    Wednesday, April 22 2015 4:01 PM EDT2015-04-22 20:01:38 GMT
    Wednesday, April 22 2015 7:23 PM EDT2015-04-22 23:23:04 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Qdoba has confirmed with KHQ's Gabe Cohen the Spokane measles patient is an employee of the restaurant. The Spokane Regional Health District is advising if you ate at Qdoba on S. Grand on April 12, 2015 to call your health care provider immediately.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Qdoba has confirmed with KHQ's Gabe Cohen the Spokane measles patient is an employee of the restaurant. The Spokane Regional Health District is advising if you ate at Qdoba on S. Grand on April 12, 2015 to call your health care provider immediately. The patient was at the Qdoba at 901 S. Grand from 3:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April 12.>>
  • Health District confirms case of measles in Spokane

    Health District confirms case of measles in Spokane

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 8:14 PM EDT2015-04-22 00:14:50 GMT
    Wednesday, April 22 2015 2:27 AM EDT2015-04-22 06:27:37 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Health officials report a confirmed case of measles in Spokane. Kim Papich of the Spokane Regional Health District tells KHQ that there is a confirmed case of measles in Spokane.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Health officials report a confirmed case of measles in Spokane. Kim Papich of the Spokane Regional Health District tells KHQ that there is a confirmed case of measles in Spokane.>>
  • Clallam County, Wash.: 4th measles case confirmed

    Clallam County, Wash.: 4th measles case confirmed

    Friday, February 20 2015 11:31 PM EST2015-02-21 04:31:24 GMT
    Friday, February 20 2015 11:31 PM EST2015-02-21 04:31:24 GMT
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a fourth case of measles has been confirmed in Clallam County, Washington, this one involving a teenage boy who is a sibling of another child who came down with the illness.>>
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a fourth case of measles has been confirmed in Clallam County, Washington, this one involving a teenage boy who is a sibling of another child who came down with the illness.>>
  • Port Angeles hospital erects measles tent to screen patients

    Port Angeles hospital erects measles tent to screen patients

    Tuesday, February 17 2015 2:05 PM EST2015-02-17 19:05:49 GMT
    Tuesday, February 17 2015 2:05 PM EST2015-02-17 19:05:51 GMT
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - A hospital in Port Angeles has erected a tent to isolate patients with measles symptoms and prevent the disease from spreading inside the building.The public health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties, Dr. Tom Locke, says using the tent will limit possible exposure.>>
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - A hospital in Port Angeles has erected a tent to isolate patients with measles symptoms and prevent the disease from spreading inside the building.The public health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties, Dr. Tom Locke, says using the tent will limit possible exposure.>>
  • Unvaccinated kids at 1 school quarantined after measles case

    Unvaccinated kids at 1 school quarantined after measles case

    Saturday, February 14 2015 4:33 PM EST2015-02-14 21:33:45 GMT
    Saturday, February 14 2015 4:33 PM EST2015-02-14 21:33:47 GMT
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - Health officials say unvaccinated students at a private Christian school in the Port Angeles, Washington, area are being quarantined after a 5-year-old student was diagnosed with measles. The Clallam County health department said Friday that Olympic Christian School students who can't show proof of measles immunity must stay home and avoid public places through Feb. 27.>>
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - Health officials say unvaccinated students at a private Christian school in the Port Angeles, Washington, area are being quarantined after a 5-year-old student was diagnosed with measles. The Clallam County health department said Friday that Olympic Christian School students who can't show proof of measles immunity must stay home and avoid public places through Feb. 27.>>
  • Measles infection confirmed in King County

    Measles infection confirmed in King County

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 3:14 PM EST2015-02-04 20:14:43 GMT
    Wednesday, February 4 2015 3:14 PM EST2015-02-04 20:14:44 GMT
    SEATTLE, Wash. - King County public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in an adult international traveler who was in the county during the contagious period.>>
    SEATTLE, Wash. - King County public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in an adult international traveler who was in the county during the contagious period. Before receiving the measles diagnosis, the traveler was in the following public locations. Anyone who was at locations listed inside during the times listed was possibly exposed to measles.>>
  • Measles outbreak tied to visits to Disney theme parks in California

    Measles outbreak tied to visits to Disney theme parks in California

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 12:28 AM EST2015-01-13 05:28:26 GMT
    Tuesday, January 13 2015 12:28 AM EST2015-01-13 05:28:27 GMT
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Health officials are reporting seven more cases of measles in an outbreak tied to visits to Disney theme parks in California last month.The new cases confirmed Monday by the California Department of Public Health brings the total to 26 people in four states.Officials say 22 of the cases are in California and two are in Utah, with one apiece in Colorado and Washington.>>
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Health officials are reporting seven more cases of measles in an outbreak tied to visits to Disney theme parks in California last month.The new cases confirmed Monday by the California Department of Public Health brings the total to 26 people in four states.Officials say 22 of the cases are in California and two are in Utah, with one apiece in Colorado and Washington.>>
  • Measles: Disneyland case traveled through Sea-Tac Airport

    Measles: Disneyland case traveled through Sea-Tac Airport

    Saturday, January 10 2015 12:40 AM EST2015-01-10 05:40:46 GMT
    Saturday, January 10 2015 12:40 AM EST2015-01-10 05:40:47 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash - A person with measles traveled to Sea-Tac airport and visited public areas in King and Snohomish counties while contagious. The Washington State Department of Health says the risk to the public is low except for people who are not vaccinated. Most people in the state are immune to measles. >>
    OLYMPIA, Wash - A person with measles traveled to Sea-Tac airport and visited public areas in King and Snohomish counties while contagious. The Washington State Department of Health says the risk to the public is low except for people who are not vaccinated. Most people in the state are immune to measles. >>
  • Two people tested positive with measles in Utah

    Two people tested positive with measles in Utah

    Thursday, January 8 2015 4:31 PM EST2015-01-08 21:31:49 GMT
    Thursday, January 8 2015 4:31 PM EST2015-01-08 21:31:50 GMT
    The health department in Utah says two people have been confirmed for measles after traveling to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park last month. Doctor's believe the two cases came in contact with the virus at the parks.Now there are trying to track down anyone who may have been at the parks at that time and may have come in contact with the virus. Measles is a very infectious illness, 90% of those exposed to it have a chance at being diagnosed. >>
    The health department in Utah says two people have been confirmed for measles after traveling to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park last month. Doctor's believe the two cases came in contact with the virus at the parks.Now there are trying to track down anyone who may have been at the parks at that time and may have come in contact with the virus. Measles is a very infectious illness, 90% of those exposed to it have a chance at being diagnosed. >>
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