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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Health Department expects measles outbreak to continue

Importance of ensuring vaccinations are current is being stressed


February 7, 2019

Courtesy Photo

Typical measles rash

WASHINGTON STATE – The pros and cons of vaccinations are always a controversial topic but the issue has been brought to the forefront with the recent measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest, prompting Governor Jay Inslee declared a public health emergency late last month.

A press release issued by Walla Walla County Health Officer Dr. Larry Jecha last week said there were no cases in Walla Walla County, as of Jan. 29, but precautions should be taken.

"The measles outbreak is a growing problem and we expect it to continue spreading and go on for some time," said Jecha in the press releas...

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