Oregon Health Authority officials confirmed Tuesday a new case of measles in the Portland area.
It's the latest Oregon case of the illness diagnosed in the region since early July, when Multnomah County health officials warned that more than 500 people could have been exposed in late June by an infected person who visited a Gresham child care center and the Adventist Health Portland emergency room.
Another case was diagnosed in Clark County, Wash., in mid-July. Multnomah County Health Department's Communicable Disease Services team has worked with several people during the past two months who might have been exposed to the illness.
According to state health officials, the latest infected person was diagnosed Sunday, Aug. 19. That person, who was in contact with another person who was diagnosed with measles, was at Portland International Airport between 9:15 and 10:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, and at Marco's restaurant on Southwest 35th Avenue from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
Anyone exposed to the illness who have not been vaccinated against measles could see symptoms appear in the next two weeks, according to state health officials.
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