Health officials confirm person who visited area has measles

PORTLAND, Ore. – A person with a confirmed case of measles came to the Portland area last week for a tennis tournament in Washington County, health officials say.

While health officials say people who have been vaccinated against the disease are at low risk, they are mostly concerned about people who are not vaccinated, pregnant women, infants less than a year old and people with weakened immune systems.

The person attended the United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest Juniors Sectional Tennis Tournament between Aug. 14 and 17. The person went to the West View High School, Jesuit High School and Portland Community College Rock Creek tennis courts as well as a hotel, various businesses and the Washington Square mall, health officials said.

The Washington County health department released all the times, dates and places the person went while visiting the area. That complete list is below.

According to the health department, people who were at those places during those times should know their vaccination history and watch out for any symptoms.

Those symptoms include unexplained rashes, fever and cough. Anyone who has those symptoms should go to their doctor or urgent care facility immediately before they expose other people, Vines said.

"Immunization is the best protection against measles" said Washington County Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines. "Now is a very good time to make sure you and your children have been vaccinated against measles."

Measles is a highly contagious disease and can be serious. It was mostly eliminated in the United States because of childhood vaccinations.

Times, dates, location during person’s visit:

Thursday, August 15

  • 7:30-10:00 am –continental breakfast at Shilo Hotel (Canyon Road)
  • 9:15 -1:45 pm – West View High School tennis courts
  • 12:00-2:30 pm—Michael’s Craft Store (Evergreen)
  • 12:30-3:00 pm – Sports Authority (next to Michael’s)
  • 1:15-4:00 pm – Sweet Tomatoes (Beaverton)
  • 2:10-5:15 pm –West View High School tennis courts
  • 3:30-7:30 pm – West Hills Tennis Club
  • 7:00-9:45 pm –Fred Meyer on Walker/158th


Friday, August 16

  • 7:00-9:30 am- continental breakfast at Shilo hotel (Canyon Road)
  • 8:30-12:00 pm – Jesuit High School tennis courts
  • 12:00-3:00 pm --West View High School tennis courts
  • 1:15-3:45 pm Sun Teriyaki (next door to Fred Meyer/158th)
  • 1:15-3:45 pm Best Teriyaki (next door to Fred Meyer/158th)
  • 4:00-8:30 pm --West View High School tennis courts
  • 7:00-9:30 pm –Fred Meyer on Walker/158th


Saturday, August 17

  • 7:30-10:00 am –continental breakfast at Shilo hotel (Canyon Road)
  • 9:30-1:00 pm -- West View High School tennis courts
  • 1:30-4:30 pm – Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus tennis courts
  • 2:40-5:00 pm – Baskin Robbins (Walker Rd)
  • 4:00-6:45 pm—Target (SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy)
  • 5:30-9:00 pm -- Washington Mall—especially Footlocker, Champs, H&M, Game Stop, Apple, Pac Sun, and food court

More information:
  
About measles:

  • The symptoms of measles start with a fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes followed by a red rash that begins at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. 
  • People are contagious with measles for four days before the rash appears and up to four days after the rash appears.
  • After someone is exposed, illness usually develops in seven to 14 days. In rare cases, it can take up to up to 21 days for symptoms to occur. For this particular exposure, public health officials expect the onset of symptoms in newly infected people by September 7, 2013 at the latest.
  • Anyone who has been exposed and believes they have symptoms of measles should first contact their health care provider or urgent care by telephone to avoid exposing others.

Anyone with questions about measles infection or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider or their local county health department.
 
Clackamas County Public Health 503-655-8411
Clark County Public Health 360-397-8022
Multnomah County Public Health 503-988-3406
Washington County Public Health 503-846-3594