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Clark County up to 36 confirmed measles cases

Visitors to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry may have been exposed to measles according to health officials tracking a growing outbreak here in the Northwest. By 2017-2018, only 84 percent of kindergartners had. Jocelyn Smith is terrified her youngest son, who is 11 months, will get measles. The current law in place allows parents to decline immunization for children based on "philosophical or personal objections", health risks as confirmed by a licensed physician, or religious ...

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Measles outbreak in the northwest, 1 confirmed case in Colorado

Over the weekend, nine more cases were discovered. Health officials are looking at a number of other suspected cases. At least 31 of those sick were not vaccinated. A measles outbreak in Washington State has triggered a state of emergency . Contagious people also went to Portland International Airport, as well as to hospitals, schools, stores, churches and restaurants across Washington's Clark County and the two-state region, county officials said.

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Measles outbreak prompts state of emergency declaration by Washington governor

General symptoms are fever, diarrhea, coughing, runny nose, red and watery eyes and tiredness. Inslee said the number of cases "creates an extreme public health risk that may quickly spread to other counties". "Two weeks after the exposure you might see some cases, and those people who got sick are exposing other people". Clark County, which includes the Portland bedroom community of Vancouver, Washington, has a measles vaccination rate of 78 percent, well below the 92 to 94 percent rate ...

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DUP backs ‘Malthouse’ alternative plan to break Brexit impasse

Possible amendments floated by European Union officials range from further public assurances that the backstop would probably never be used or only for a brief period to amending the text which accompanies the treaty and which lays out expectations for the trading relationship that will come in after the transition.

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Singapore officials blame American for leaking patients' HIV records

However, Mr Chan Heng Kee, Permanent Secretary, MOH, said the information remains in the hands of Brochez, an American who was deported after he was released from prison in April past year for separate crimes, including drug offences and lying about his own HIV status in order to obtain an Employment Pass.

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Sen. Kamala Harris town hall with CNN’s Jake Tapper

Throughout the event, several commentators took note of how many people were present at the Democratic senator's campaign launch, cheering her on. The announcement was met with immediate criticism by her political opponents. But complicating the launch, billionaire former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz said hours later that he is seriously considering jumping into the race - as an independent.