The Department of Health announced four newly diagnosed measles cases Wednesday in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. This is in addition to the case announced Sunday by the Tacoma-Pierce County Public Health Department.

Two new cases were announced in King County. One was announced in Snohomish County and one in Pierce County.

Staff at Issaquah High School — where one of the diagnosed patients had a potential exposure — announced Wednesday evening that school would be closed Thursday so the public health department could check immunization records.

Staff at the school needed to obtain their records and share those records with administrators. Issaquah High staff said they had proof of immunization status for all students, and would still be offering AP tests Thursday at the school.

While the exact sources and locations of the measels infections are not known, all the new cases spent time in SeaTac Airport when they were likely infectious. Read more about the individual cases below.

Find the statewide measles count here. Pierce County

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced Sunday that a man in his 40s was diagnosed with measles. The patient had been to SeaTac Airport and a meeting at Orting High School. To read locations of potential exposure, follow this link.

A second case was announced Wednesday. The patient is a man in his 50s that spent time in the Puyallup area while contagious.

King County

A woman in her 40s and a woman in her 50s have been diagnosed with measles, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Issaquah School District confirmed that one of the patients is an employee at Issaquah High School. Potential locations of exposure are listed below. Read more here.

May 6, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Issaquah High School (700 2nd Ave SE, Issaquah 98027)

May 7 – 10, 2019

3:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SeaTac International Airport, 1 st Floor Parking Garage, Orange Elevators, Breezeway over Skybridge 5, Terminal to Baggage claim area

May 7, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Third & Broad Business Building (2901 3 rd Ave, Seattle 98121)

May 7, 2019

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Cherry St Coffee (2719 1 st Ave Seattle 98121)

May 9, 2019

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Third & Broad Business Building (2901 3 rd Ave, Seattle 98121)

May 9, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Matt’s in the Market (94 Pike St, Ste. 32 Seattle 98101)

May 10, 2019

11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hunters Ridge Community Open House

Snohomish County

The Snohomish County Health District is currently investigating a confirmed measles case in an adolescent male. Health officials say he is a student at North Creek High School in Bothell. Potential places of exposure are listed below. Read more here.


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Source:: Daily times


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Four new measles cases confirmed in W. Washington; Issaquah High closed

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