Salem Hospital (Caleb Wolf/Special to Salem Reporter)
Oregon Health Authority has confirmed a second case of measles in Marion County, health officials announced Tuesday evening.
Both cases are in unvaccinated people and are linked to an out-of-state traveler contagious with the disease who traveled to the Salem area in late February.
The first case was confirmed last week.
No additional suspected cases are under monitoring.
Health officials said several Salem locations that traveler visited are no longer considered exposure sites because the incubation period for the measles virus has passed.
Unvaccinated people who visited Youth With a Mission, 7085 Battle Creek Road SE, between Feb. 18 at 7 a.m. and March 14 at 5 p.m. may be at risk of contracting measles and should contact a health care provider if symptoms develop.
Most Oregonians are vaccinated for measles and are not at risk.
Reporter Rachel Alexander: [email protected] or 503-575-1241.
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