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Vancouver-area measles outbreak grows to 43 cases – OregonLive

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Another Clark County child has been diagnosed with measles, county officials said Saturday.

Officials said they have not confirmed if the child, who they said was 10 or younger, was vaccinated against the highly contagious virus. On Friday, they said one child contracted the virus even after receiving one dose of the measles vaccine.

Vancouver-area measles outbreak: Here’s what you need to know

Saturday’s confirmation brings Clark County’s total number of people with measles to 43. All but 11 people are children ages 10 or younger. None of them are currently hospitalized, county officials said.

Officials suspect seven more people may have measles but have not confirmed those cases.

The highly contagious virus spreads through the air and can linger for up to two hours in an isolated space. People who have never received a measles vaccine are susceptible to the disease, which can be deadly.

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Molly Harbarger of The Oregonian/OregonLive contributed to this report.

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