DOH Warns of Measles Outbreak

Developmental Disabilities Administration Update

February 1, 2019

DOH Warns of Measles Outbreak

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) issued a news release warning about a measles outbreak in multiple Washington counties including Clark and King County.

According to DOH, measles is highly contagious, and can be serious, especially for young children. Measles is easily spread when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. Almost everyone who has not had the vaccine will get measles if they are exposed to the measles virus.

The best protection against measles is the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella viruses.

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