UPDATE: No measles in Marion County, lab finds
A suspected case under monitoring in Salem was not measles.
Update: Lab tests indicated a suspected measles case was not measles, the Marion County Health Department said Saturday afternoon.
Original story below:
Health officials in Salem are monitoring a suspected measles case, the Marion County Health Department said Saturday.
It's currently unknown whether the suspected case is connected to the ongoing measles outbreak in the Vancouver and Portland area that has sickened more than 50 people, mostly unvaccinated children.
Officials said lab results are expected later this weekend.
Most Oregonians have been vaccinated against measles and are not at risk. People with questions can call the state's measles information line by dialing 211 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily including weekends.
HOMELESSNESS May. 24
Affordable housing project slated to open early 2024 with new federal dollars
Federal pandemic relief funds that recently went to the city of Salem helped fill a funding gap for the long-delayed Sequoia Crossings project created by rising construction costs.
LOCAL COLUMN May. 24
COLUMN: How Medicare plans handle pre-existing conditions
Jim Sellers, former Oregon journalist and state agency employee, writes a regular column to help thousands in Salem deal with the confusing world of Medicare and federal benefits. He's available to answer your questions.
SALEM HOMELESSNESS May. 24
One year in, about half of Village of Hope residents move on to somewhere better
Salem’s first micro shelter village has led to permanent housing for 23 formerly homeless residents during its first year of operation. City leaders and nonprofit service providers say they’re encouraged by the results and want to work to increase the share.
FreeOREGON UTILITIES May. 24
Consumers to get better notice when Oregon utilities shut down power during wildfires
The rules adopted by the Public Utility Commission apply to Pacific Power, Portland General Electric and Idaho Power.
CRIME May. 23
Central Point man arrested in December shooting at Orchard Park Apartments
Salem police arrested Kenneth Wayne Felton Sunday a month after he was charged with shooting a man at the complex. Police say he is also a suspect in a separate shooting that occurred three days after the first in December 2021.