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May

29
MAY

Sixth recent case of measles in King County
The sixth King County resident this month has tested positive for measles. This is the first measles case this month that was likely acquired from exposure to an earlier case at a public location.

25
MAY

A new case of measles diagnosed in a King County resident
A King County resident has tested positive for measles. Most people are protected through immunization, but anyone who has not been vaccinated or not had the measles may be at risk if they were in a location of potential measles exposure.

21
MAY

Fourth King County measles case confirmed this month
A King County resident has tested positive for measles. Most people are protected through immunization, but anyone who has not been vaccinated or not had the measles may be at risk if they were in a location of potential measles exposure.

17
MAY

New King County measles case
A King County resident has tested positive for measles. Most people are protected through immunization, but anyone who has not been vaccinated or not had the measles may be at risk if they were in a location of potential measles exposure.

14
MAY

Special King County Board of Health meeting on May 16, 2019
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 5/16/19 at 1 p.m. Topics on the agenda include briefings on the legislative session, marijuana use, access and safety, and the Emergency Medical Services Levy.

12
MAY

New measles exposures in Pierce and King Counties
Local public health officials have identified new locations of possible exposure to measles in Pierce and King County after Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department reported a new case of measles in a Pierce County resident. People who were at exposure locations at listed times should find out if they have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously, and contact a health care provider if they develop illness fever or unexplained rash.

4
MAY

Measles case in traveler to King County
A person who traveled to King County in late April has tested positive for measles. Most people are protected through immunization, but anyone who has not been vaccinated or had the measles may be at risk if they were in a location of potential measles exposure.