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3/31/2014 Measles Outbreak in British Columbia Linked to Cases in Washington State

The Canadian Broadcasting Company reports that 4 cases of measles in Whatcom County, Washington resulted from family visits to Fraser Valley near Vancouver, BC.

See the full report here.

More than 300 people in B.C. are now estimated to have contracted measles in the current outbreak and officials south of the border in Washington state say the number of B.C.-linked measles cases has also grown.

Dr. Greg Stern, a health officer with Whatcom County, says four members of the same family are confirmed to have contracted measles.

Stern said one member of the family contracted measles while in B.C. before the virus spread to three other family members.

The family belongs to the same church congregation as many of those who came down with measles in B.C.’s Fraser Valley.

The family is now in isolation, he said.


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