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    Governor Inslee Responds to Measles Outbreak
    Posted on 02/05/2019

    Governor Inslee Responds to Measles Outbreak

    Governor Jay Inslee has issued a State of Emergency due to the outbreak of Measles primarily in Clark County. There is currently one confirmed case of measles reported in King County. Measles is extremely contagious as the virus travels through the air. We do not currently have any cases of measles in the Seattle School District.

    Please monitor your child for signs of measles (fever. Diarrhea, coughing, runny nose, red and watery eyes, tiredness with a rash that begins on the face and spreads to the entire body). For more information about measles in multiple languages go to https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/measles.aspx .

    Make sure to protect yourself and your children with MMR vaccine. If you have questions about your child’s MMR vaccination status, please contact your health care provider, your school nurse, or Health Services at 206-252-0750. The MMR vaccine is available to children through our 25 school-based health center sites. To find a school-based health center go to. http://www.seattle.gov/education/about-us/about-the-levy/health/school-based-health-centers