A state of emergency was declared on Friday at Washington, To the northwest of United States, After a outbreak of measles which has affected more than 26 people, the Most kids.
The governor, Jay InsleeHe explained in a statement that his decision was due to "extreme risk to public health" that represents this highly contagious disease and that can be fatal.
The outbreak started on Portland, OregonAt the end of the year, and quickly expanded to the neighboring counties of Clark i King, in Washington.
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The majority of the patients are children who have been vaccinated, the authorities have indicated, which also indicated that patients were in schools, churches, medical offices and stores, and that the outbreak could still be in its initial state.
Measles can cause severe diarrhea, pneumonia, loss of vision and even death.
The World Health Organization warned in November that measles cases in the world had risen 30% in 2017 compared to the previous year, partly because children are not being vaccinated.