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Measles exposure confirmed in Washington County

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A case of the measles has been confirmed in the Portland metro area.  

On Saturday, Washington County health officials reported someone from Washington state traveled to the Portland metro area for a tennis tournament while infected with the highly contagious disease.

That visit happened between Aug. 14 and Aug. 17, and most of the exposures were in Washington County, authorities said. They released the list below of all the places the infected party visited during a three-day period.

Thursday, Aug. 15
         7:30 a.m. to10 a.m.: Shilo Hotel (Canyon Road)
         9:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Westview High School tennis courts
         Noon to 2:30 p.m.: Michael's Craft Store (Evergreen)
         12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Sports Authority (next to Michael's)
         1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Sweet Tomatoes (Beaverton)
         2:10 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: West View High School tennis courts
         3:3 0p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: West Hills Tennis Club
         7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.: Fred Meyer on Walker/158th 

Friday, Aug. 16
         7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Shilo Hotel (Canyon Road)
         8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Jesuit High School tennis courts
         Noon to 3 p.m.: West View High School tennis courts
         1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Sun Teriyaki (next door to Fred Meyer/158th)
         1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Best Teriyaki (next door to Fred Meyer/158th)
 3:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.: DSW Shoes (185th in Beaverton)
         4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: West View High School tennis courts
         7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Fred Meyer on Walker/158th

Saturday, Aug. 17
         7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Shilo Hotel (Canyon Road)
         9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: West View High School tennis courts
         1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus tennis courts
         2:40 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Baskin Robbins (Walker Road)
         4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.: Target (SouthwestBeaverton-Hillsdale Highway)
         5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Washington Mall, especially Foot Locker, Champs, H&M, Game Stop,  Apple, Pac Sun, and the food court

Officials are asking the public to be aware of these spots and watch out for symptoms. Washington County Health Department Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines said while the measles virus is rare, it can be serious for anyone who gets sick.

"People think, 'Oh, we don't have measles here.' Some people opt out of immunization for personal reasons or have to opt out for medical reasons," Vines said. "And this is just a really good reminder that we do get a case about once a year, and it is highly infectious."

If you think you may have come down with the measles virus, you should contact your local health department or primary care physician.

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