Washington Declares State of Emergency As Measles Outbreak Continues to Spread

Health officials in the state of Washington have declared a state of emergency this week as they scramble to contain a measles outbreak that has now spread across two counties.

As of Monday Afternoon, there were 36 confirmed cases and 11 suspected cases of the disease. In Clark County, where 35 cases have been reported, 31 were not immunized.

Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee issued the state of emergency Friday with a statement warning the public about the deadly effects of the virus saying, “Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal in small children.” He added that these confirmed cases pose “an extreme public health risk that may quickly spread to other counties.”

Bri Lamm
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