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February 17, 2015 at 9:03 AM

Port Angeles hospital erects measles tent to screen patients

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — 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. The Peninsula Daily News reports a…

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February 13, 2015 at 5:56 AM

Health officials confirm 2nd measles case on Olympic Peninsula

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — A public health official says a second case of measles has been confirmed on Washington’s north Olympia Peninsula, this time in a 5-year-old girl. The Peninsula Daily News reports that area public health officer Dr. Tom Locke says tests showed Thursday that the girl has measles. The unidentified child is at…

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February 11, 2015 at 9:16 PM

Authorities correct date when man with measles was in King Co.

Clallam County officials have revised the date that a Port Angeles man with a confirmed measles case visited sites in King County when he was contagious. The man was in King County on Jan. 28, according to the Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services. Officials previously said he was in Federal Way, Kent…

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February 6, 2015 at 5:52 PM

Clallam County man visited King County while contagious with measles

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — Clallam County officials have released more information about a confirmed measles case. The Port Angeles man, who was hospitalized on Sunday, visited sites in King County in addition to sites in Clallam County during the time he was contagious.. Authorities say anyone who was in one of the following locations during the indicated…

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February 3, 2015 at 4:36 PM

King County measles case confirmed in traveler from Brazil

King County health officials have confirmed a measles infection in an adult traveler from Brazil who visited Seattle last week while contagious. The case is not related to a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in Orange County, Calif. Through the end of January, more than 100 people were sickened in 14 states, with most cases tied to the theme…

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September 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Health officials warn of Sea-Tac measles exposure

The Associated Press Public-health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In a news release, Public Health-Seattle & King County officials say a passenger who contracted a confirmed case of the disease — likely outside the United States — was contagious when he or she was at the airport….

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June 27, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Friday Memo: Soaring rent … Measles outbreak … Clutch foils carjacking

Let’s hope there’s a gym:  Seattle-area apartment rents continue to increase, according to a new study. West Bellevue is the most expensive with an average of $1,912 a month for a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment. The cheapest places to rent? SeaTac ($901) and Des Moines ($923). Hey, you’re close to the airport. Have you…

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June 26, 2014 at 3:56 PM

8 measles cases reported in South King County, 1 in Pierce

Local public health officials are recommending that everyone in South King County or Pierce County make certain they’re up-to-date on their measles vaccinations after nine cases of measles were confirmed or suspected in the area. Eight cases are among members of the same extended family in south King County and one case is suspected in Pierce…

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April 11, 2014 at 5:55 PM

More exposed to measles as Kitsap County records state’s 12th confirmed case

A Kitsap County man has been diagnosed with measles, bringing the total number of people in Washington with confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease up to 12, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Kitsap County resident, a man in his 40s, traveled around Puget Sound last week while he was contagious, the…

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April 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Measles exposure reported in Seattle, Tacoma, elsewhere

A Whatcom County woman with a confirmed diagnosis of measles may have exposed people in several Western Washington locations, including Seattle, while she was contagious in late March, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Measles is uncommon in Western Washington because most people have been vaccinated, however for those who are not immune,…

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