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Lane County Public Health Identifies Four Eugene Businesses Exposed to Measles Virus  (01/21/15)

 

Lane County Public Health (LCPH) has identified four businesses in the Eugene area that were exposed to measles between December 30, 2014, and January 7, 2015. These locations were specified by the patient who was part of the Disneyland outbreak during LCPH’s epidemiological investigation.

 

It is recommended that anyone who visited the following locations on the given dates AND is symptomatic contact their medical provider, or Lane County Public Health if your provider is unavailable at (541) 682-4041.

Winco Foods on Barger Avenue; December 30, 2014 (12/30/14) and January 7, 2015 (1/7/15)

Mongolian Grill at Sheldon Shopping Center on Coburg Road; December 31, 2014 (12/31/14)

Lumber Liquidators on West 11th; December 31, 2014 (12/31/14)

Bi-Mart on Willakenzie; January 2, 2015 (1/2/15) and January 3, 2015 (1/3/15)

 

Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease that begins with flu-like symptoms that progress into high fever and a rash that covers the whole body. Symptoms usually take 10-12 days to appear, and an individual is able to transmit the virus from four days prior to four days after rash onset. Measles is rarely life-threatening, but those with very young children, people who are older, or people with suppressed immune systems are at a higher risk of pneumonia, brain infection, and death.

 

If you think that you may have measles, stay home and call your health care provider from there. Do not go into the doctor’s office or clinic, because you may be putting those around you at unnecessary risk.

 

For more information please call (541) 682-4041.

LANE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH CONFIRMS CASE OF MEASLES IN LANE COUNTY (01/20/15)

EUGENE, ORE --Lane County Public Health has confirmed a case of measles in Lane County. Currently, it is believed that this case is linked epidemiologically to the Disneyland Cluster in Southern California and is the first in Lane County since 2007.
Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease that begins with flu-like symptoms that progress into high fever and a rash that covers the whole body. Symptoms usually take 10-12 days to appear, and an individual is able to transmit the virus from four days prior to four days after rash onset. Measles is rarely life-threatening, but those with very young children, people who are older, or people with suppressed immune systems are at a higher risk of pneumonia, brain infection, and death.
“The best way to protect yourself from the virus is to get the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccine. Most people got it during their preschool years but it is never too late to protect yourself,” said Dr. Patrick Luedtke, Public Health Officer of Lane County. In Oregon, two doses of measles vaccination have been required for school children since 1989.
Currently, Lane County Public Health is conducting a full epidemiological investigation to determine the potential reach and contacts of this case. If you think that you may have measles, stay home and call your health care provider from there. Don’t go into the doctor’s office or clinic, because you may be putting those around you at unnecessary risk.

For more information, please call Lane County Public Health at 541-682-4041

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