EVERETT – Snohomish County has its first confirmed case of measles in the recent outbreak – a teenager attending North Creek High School in the Bothell area.
The Snohomish Health District on Wednesday released a list of places and dates where he has been since being infected. From May 5 to 12, these sites included school, three long points at Starbucks kiosk at Safeway at 24040 Bothell Everett Highway, AMC Woodinville 12, Top Pot Donuts in Bothell and other stores and restaurants. Someone in these places during specified times may have been exposed.
The Northshore School District urged families to monitor children for signs of the disease. The infected student was not in school this week.
"We will reach out to the parents, especially those who have exceptions for vaccination," said district officer Dr. Mark Beatty during a Wednesday press conference.
Later in the day, the district said in a web post: "We have contacted the North Creek families (High School) who have students who have not received the vaccination. These students will be excluded from school until June 3, without any further confirmed cases being excluded. . "
North Creek is one of five recently confirmed in Western Washington. Two were in King County and two were in Pierce County. The four cases involved adults, says Dr. Kathy Lofy, Head of State Health. One person was completely immunized and one was not immunized, Lofy said Wednesday. The remaining three vaccination statuses were unknown. Officials did not specify where they lived.
Of the five, a hospital was, she said.
Lofy said the new cases are not related to a previous outbreak in Clark County, where most diseases were among children.
"It's very likely we'll see further cases here in Washington," she said.
All five of the people recently infected the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport during their probable exposure or infection period.
The first case in the recent measles outbreak was confirmed May 12 – a Pierce County man in the 40s who was not a hospital. A second Pierce County resident confirmed on Wednesday. The man, in the 50's, was not in hospital.
Fairs are highly contagious and can be serious. It spreads easily when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.
Measles, cousins and rubella vaccination are the best way to prevent them, Lofy said.
"It's important that everyone controls their immunization status," she said.
The vaccine is 93 percent effective after a single dose and 97 percent effective after two doses.
During an action like Gov. Jay Inslee entered law earlier this month, parents in Washington will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exception for their children from receiving measles, kotz, and rubella (MMR) vaccines before attending daycare or school. The new law will enter into force at the end of July.
Last year, 90 percent of all kindergartens in Snohomish County received MMR vaccination, according to figures from the State Department of Health. Northshore ranked fifth among Snohomish County school resorts, with a 91.1% vaccination rate. Edmonds School District had the highest score of 92.3%. The lowest was Stanwood-Camano at 79.1%.
There have been 77 case cases across the country in 2019, according to the State Department of Health. Of these, 52 were ages 1 to 10. Another 15 were aged 11-18. Of all, 71 cases have been reported in Clark County.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that this year, May 10, there had been 839 confirmed cases of measles in 23 states. This is the largest number reported in the United States since 1994 and because measles was declared eliminated in 2000.
About the measles
The measles virus travels through the air. It stays for up to two hours in the air in a room where a measles has been.
You can get measles from an infected person as early as four days before they have rash and for up to four days after the rash occurs.
Symptoms, starting seven to 21 days after exposure, include fever, diarrhea, cough, runny nose, fatigue and red, watery eyes.
After a few days, a rash begins, which usually begins on the face and can spread throughout the body.
Trade fairs usually last seven to ten days.
If you are potentially at risk, contact a health care provider if you develop a disease with fever or inexplicable rash.
Do not go to the clinic or hospital without calling first to say you think you have measles.
Source: Government Health Offices
Exposure sites of brassels
There is a confirmed case of brass in Snohomish County. Here is a list of places that the visitor visited while contagious. Those who visited these places during the specified times may have been exposed.
|Date and time||Location|
|May 5, 12: 30-9: 30||Starbucks kiosk at Safeway, 24040 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell|
|May 6, 19:35 am-2: 30||North Creek High School, 3613 191th Place SE, Bothell|
|May 6, 12: 30-2: 45||Top Pot Donuts, 18001 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell|
|May 7, 7 : 30 – 4: 20||North Creek High School, 3613 191th Place SE, Bothell|
|7th-18: 00-10: 30||Arirang Korean BBQ, 18623 Highway 99 # 150, Lynnwood|
|May 7, 21: 00-12: 00||Pochi Bubble Tea, 1211 164th St. SW, Lynnwood|
|May 8, 7:35 am-6:19 pm||North Creek High School, 3613 191th Place SE, Bothell|
|May 9, 11:30 am-1:45 pm  Top Pot Donuts, 18001 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell|
|May 9, 3: 30-9: 30||Starbucks kiosk at Safeway, 24040 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell|
|May 10, 19:35 am 4: 20 pm||North Creek High School, 3613 191th Place SE, Bothell|
|May 10, 3: 45-4: 30||Purity Health, 3922 148th St. SE, Bothell|
|May 10, 7-10: 30 pm  Good Pho You, 402 164th St SW, Lynnwood|
|May 11, 12:30||Starbucks kiosk at Safeway, 24040 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell|
|May 11, 8: 00-22: 19659043] AMC Woodinville 12, 17640 Garden Way NE|
|May 12 8-10: 30 am||QFC, 926 164th St. SE, Mill Creek|
|May 12 8:30 am-10: 45 am  Mon Amie Bakery, 914 164th St SE, Suite B8, Mill Creek|
Source: Snohomish Health District