The number of measles cases in Washington reaches 60


The number of measles cases in Washington reaches 60

SPOKANE, Washington – State health agencies are closely monitoring the measles outbreak in Washington.

60 cases have now been reported in that State, according to the report Department of Health of Washington State. Clark County has 59 confirmed cases and King County has a confirmed case. According to previous reports, most cases are unvaccinated children.

Health officials urge vaccination and remind people to take precautions to prevent the spread of measles. Doctors say that the best protection is the MMR vaccine.

Heads of State are considering a bill that would end the "personal or philosophical" exemption used by parents in the state of Washington State to exempt their children from school. School age of the MMR vaccine.

According to the Washington State Department of Health, 4.9% of K-12 students in Washington were immunized, or about 55,000 students. More specifically, 33,000 students are not vaccinated against measles.

Nearly 42,000 of these exemptions were due to personal, non-medical or religious reasons.

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