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Fatal measles case linked to exposure at tribal clinic, records show

 


New details about the first confirmed measles death in the U.S. since 2003 show that the victim, a 28-year-old woman with underlying health problems, was likely exposed to the virus at a Port Angeles tribal health clinic.

Nearly three dozen other people also were potentially exposed to the highly contagious germ on Jan. 29, 2015, at the Lower Elwha Health Clinic by a 52-year-old man who became the first case of measles confirmed in Clallam County in two decades.

That’s according to emails and documents from Washington State Department of Health (DOH) officials released in response to a Seattle Times Public Records Act request.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/fatal-measles-case-linked-to-exposure-at-tribal-clinic-records-show/

 

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