5 locations where King County child with measles visited
A case of measles has been confirmed in a King County child and public health officials are sounding an alarm for anyone who may have had contact while they were infectious.
“Measles is highly contagious. If you don’t have immunity, you can get measles just by being in a room where a person with measles has been,” Elysia Gonzales, Medical Epidemiologist for Public Health – Seattle & King County, said in a statement. “The best protection against measles is to get vaccinated. Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine provides about 97% protection against getting infected by measles and that protection lasts a lifetime.”
The child visited the following places at these times:
- 5/11/23 noon to 5:45 p.m. Aki Kurose Middle School 3928 S Graham Street, Seattle, Wash.
- 5/12/23 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Aki Kurose Middle School 3928 S Graham Street, Seattle, Wash.
- 5/13/23 3:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Pike Place Market
- 5/13/23 4:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. World Market, 2103 Western Ave, Seattle, Wash.
- 5/15/23 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. HopeCentral Pediatrics & Behavioral Health 3826 S Othello Street, Seattle, Wash.
If you were at these locations, and have not been vaccinated against measles, health officials are urging you contact your doctor and watch out for symptoms, including a rash and fever. They estimate that anyone who might have gotten the highly contagious infection could get sick between now and June 5.
The vaccination status of the child and where they could have been infected are unknown.
Public Health – Seattle & King County previously warned of a potentially infectious case of measles in January. At that time, an adult woman with measles passed through Sea-Tac Airport and visited the emergency department as Providence Swedish First Hill.