Current cases and exposure sites
(Last updated 10:45 a.m. 5/20)
There is one confirmed case of measles in Snohomish County.
Below is a list of locations the person visited while infectious. Anyone who visited these locations during the specified times may have been exposed.
If you were at any of the locations and experience any symptoms (listed below on this page), please call ahead to your medical provider and stay home until you receive instructions.
|May 5||12:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Safeway/Starbucks, 24040 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell|
|May 6||7:35 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.||North Creek High School, 3613 191st Place SE, Bothell|
|May 6||12:30 - 2:45 p.m.||Top Pot Donuts, 18001 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell|
|May 7||7:30 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.||North Creek High School, 3613 191st Place SE, Bothell|
|May 7||6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.||Arirang Korean BBQ, 18623 Highway 99 #150, Lynnwood|
|May 7||9 p.m. - 12 a.m.||Pochi Bubble Tea, 1211 164th St. SW, Lynnwood|
|May 8||7:35 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.||North Creek High School, 3613 191st Place SE, Bothell|
|May 9||7:35 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.||North Creek High School, 3613 191st Place SE, Bothell|
|May 9||11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.||Top Pot Donuts, 18001 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell|
|May 9||3:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Safeway/Starbucks, 24040 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell|
|May 10||7:35 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.||North Creek High School, 3613 191st Place SE, Bothell|
|May 10||3:45 - 4:30 p.m.||Purity Health, 3922 148th St. SE, Bothell|
|May 10||7 - 10:30 p.m.||Good Pho You, 402 164th St SW, Lynnwood|
|May 11||12:30 - 9 p.m.||Safeway/Starbucks, 24040 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell|
|May 11||8 p.m. - 2 a.m.||AMC Woodinville 12, 17640 Garden Way NE|
|May 12||8 - 10:30 a.m.||QFC, 926 164th St SE, Mill Creek|
|May 12||8:30 - 10:45 a.m.||Mon Amie Bakery, 914 164th Street Southeast Suite B8, Mill Creek|
Cases and exposure sites in other counties may affect Snohomish County residents. Please check other counties' measles websites (linked below) for exposure locations in:
For statewide information on the 2019 measles outbreak, visit the Washington State Department of Health website.
What is Measles?
Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through coughing and sneezing. The virus can survive for up to two hours in a room where someone who is infected has coughed or sneezed. If someone is not immune and is exposed to the virus, they have a 90 percent chance of becoming infected.
Symptoms generally appear 7 to 21 days after the person is infected. They include:
- Runny nose
- High fever
- Red and watery eyes
The rash often shows up several days after other symptoms. Someone is contagious up to four days before and four days after the rash appears.
Measles can be serious. Roughly one in four people who get measles in the U.S. will be hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of every 1,000 people with measles develops brain swelling, which can cause permanent damage. And one or two of every 1,000 people with measles will die, even with treatment.
Those at greatest risk of infection include people who have not been vaccinated, infants, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems.
The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best protection against measles and is highly effective in preventing the virus and reducing outbreaks. Children should receive two doses of the vaccine, one between 12 and 15 months of age and another when they are between 4 and 6 years old. However, the vaccine can be given to older children or adults, and those who are not vaccinated should talk to their medical provider about getting the vaccine.
In case of a measles outbreak, children who have not provided proof of immunization to their school may be temporarily excluded if there is a confirmed case of measles at that school. This is to prevent the spread of the disease. Parents or guardians can check their child's immunization status and print their certificate of immunization online at wa.MyIR.net.
Protocol for Exclusions
Students or staff at schools with a measles exposure will be excluded - up to 21 days after the most recent exposure date - if they are not fully vaccinated. Based on new guidance from the CDC and Washington State Department of Health, effective May 17, 2019, those with one MMR dose will be excluded, as well as those with no doses. We encourage anyone with one dose of MMR to get their second as soon as possible.
Also, the CDC has determined that MMR vaccines given between 1963 and 1968 are likely ineffective. School staff who received their vaccine during that window would be excluded from work in the event of an outbreak unless they can provide blood tests or other documentation that they are immune to measles.
|School District||Complete for all vaccines|