State of emergency in Washington state amid measles outbreak

Officials are expanding the list of possible sites where people may have been exposed, including the airport and the arena home to the Portland Trail Blazers.
1:10 | 01/29/19

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Transcript for State of emergency in Washington state amid measles outbreak
Not a new fears about the growing measles outbreak a state of emergency have been declared a Washington State have the number of confirmed cases climbs to 35. Our chief national correspondent Matt government of them Vancouver Washington. With the latest good morning Matt. Hey good morning Michael put all of that at the context. Before this outbreak Clark County here hadn't seen a single case of the measles in eight years and this outbreak is expected to grow largely because of the exposures you just mentioned at the trailblazers arena and at the airport I'm told there could be. Dozens of people walking around with the measles whose symptoms have not yet presented now the measles is spectacularly. Contagious it can linger. In the air for two hours after infected person has left the room it's one of the reasons that we've seen the number of cases nationwide. Tripled just since last year in New York State alone or a 180 cases until that most of those cases are people who had not had. There are children vaccinated George and one thing that's important if you do you think you have the measles do not go to the emergency room he could infect others just call your doctor first who makes a lot of sense thinking that thanks very much.

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