Measles could be on the loose

Seattle-King County Public Health officials have issued a warning about possible exposure for the public to measles.

The agency is investigating a confirmed measles case in an adult who recently traveled internationally. Since traveling, the individual was at multiple locations in Bellevue, Seattle, and Woodinville while infectious, before being diagnosed with measles. Anyone who was at the locations during the time span when the individual was there June 27 through July 2nd may have been exposed to measles, which is a highly contagious infection.

The locations were Vasa Park Resort in Bellevue, PRO Club Bellevue, Café Turko in Seattle, and Zoomcare in Woodinville.

 Measles is a potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. If one person has it, most people nearby will become infected if they aren’t immunized, officials said. It mainly spreads through the air after a person coughs or sneezes. 

 Measles is preventable with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 97 percent effective. 

More information about measles and measles vaccination, including where to get vaccinated, is at