Lane County Public Health Department has confirmed there has been an active case of measles diagnosed in Eugene, and a visitor to Washington County, Oregon.
The following is an excerpt of the notification that was received:
"Measles case in Lane County: Testing has confirmed two new measles cases in Oregon, one of whom resides in Lane County. Both cases traveled on the same flight as a confirmed measles case—Delta Air Lines Inc. 0179 from Amsterdam (AMS) to Portland (PDX) on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The Lane County case was partially vaccinated.
At this time we have identified four sites in Lane County during the case’s infectious period. Exposure may have occurred on:
Monday, October 21:
- 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Creswell Bakery, 182 S 2nd Street, Creswell
- Noon–4:00 p.m., Bier Stein, 1591 Willamette Street, Eugene
Wednesday, October 23:
- 4:00–5:30 p.m., Blue Mist, 1400 Valley River Drive, Suite 130, Eugene
- 6:00–7:30 p.m., North Fork Public House, 2805 Shadowview, Eugene"
Measles is a potentially severe viral infection. Measles symptoms appear seven to 14 days after contact with the virus and typically include high fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes. Measles rash appears three to five days after the first symptoms.
Additional information on measles can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html.
If you were in any of the above locations during the designated times, please notify the University Health Center at 541-346-2770.
In addition, if you are not fully immunized and were in the above locations during the designated times, please notify Lane County Public Health Department at 541-682-4041. This number is operational 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
For additional information, or how to get an appointment to be immunized, please call the University Health Center at 541-346-2770 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This same number can also connect you to an after-hours nurse line during times the health center is closed.