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We breathed a sigh of relief when the measles outbreak was declared over in Clark County on April 29th, but measles has returned to Washington. As of this afternoon, there are a total of 5 new cases: 2 in King County, 2 in Pierce County, and one in Snohomish County. If you are not immune to measles, please click here for possible exposure locations. If you have had no known or potential exposure, measles is not likely. Seattle and King County public health have released their official insights here if you would like more information.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that can spread before people know they are sick. The best protection against measles is the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella viruses. There is no better time to ensure your family is protected and we encourage everyone make sure you are up to date on your vaccinations.

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