Measles

Measles

Updated August 7, 2019

More than two infectious periods have passed with no new measles cases linked to the Latah county cases, lending proof that this local outbreak has been resolved without spread to the greater community.  No further monitoring of this situation is warranted.

  • Number of measles cases in Latah County residents in 2019:
    2 Cases
  • Number of measles cases in non-residents (e.g., travelers/visitors) who spent time in Latah County while contagious: 0

Frequently Asked Questions About Measles:
https://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/faqs.html


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More than two infectious periods have passed with no new measles cases linked to the Latah county cases, lending proof that this local outbreak has been resolved without spread to the greater community.  No further monitoring of this situation is warranted.

Most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, so the risk to the general public is low. However, anyone who was in the locations of potential exposure to measles around the times listed below should:

  • Find out if you have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously.
  • Call a healthcare provider promptly if you develop an illness with fever or illness with an unexplained rash. To avoid possibly spreading measles to other patients, do not go to a clinic or hospital without calling first to tell them you want to be evaluated for measles.

Measles symptoms could appear starting from seven days after the first exposure to twenty-one days after the last exposure. Rash is most likely to appear ten to twelve days after an exposure.

These times include the period when the person was at the location and two hours after. Measles virus can remain in the air for up to two hours after someone infectious with measles leaves the area. Anyone who was at the following locations during the times listed could have been exposed to measles.

The incubation period for measles will vary for everyone, but symptoms generally occur within 21 days of exposure. The threat of developing measles from a public exposure is generally thought to be resolved if those exposed do not develop symptoms within 21 days after the last exposure. Therefore, public exposures listed below will be designated “Resolved, without known spread of illness” after 21 days have passed without documentation of known or suspect cases linked to the identified exposure site. 

Measles Locations


Updated: 06/27/2019
Date Time Location Status
       
May 31, 2019 11:00am - 2:30pm Gritman Hospital, Lab Waiting Area, Moscow, ID Resolved, without known spread of illness
May 26, 2019 9:15am - 2:00pm Trinity Reformed Church, 101 Palouse River Dr, Moscow, ID 83843 Resolved, without known spread of illness

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All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.

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