One reported case of the measles virus in Lane county

Lane County Public Health has issued a health report confirming two cases with the measles, also known as rubeola, virus. One of these individuals resides in Lane County.

The Lane County resident has been partially vaccinated after both individuals flew into Portland on the same flight. Lane County Public Health has entered its “incident command system” and is investigating potential exposure cases. 

Measles is so infectious that Lane County Public Health says nine out of ten people around the one infected individual will become infected if they are not properly protected. 

There are a few places that have been reported to have come in contact with the virus. According to Lane County Public Health, there is no ongoing risk at the following locations, but there is a two-hour window after an infected person leaves when people could have come in contact with the virus.  

Monday, Oct. 21: 

  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Creswell Bakery, 182 S. 2nd St., Creswell
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Bier Stein, 1591 Willamette St., Eugene

Wednesday, Oct. 23: 

  • 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Blu Mist, 1400 Valley River Dr., Suite 130, Eugene
  • 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm, North Fork Public House, 2805 Shadowview Dr., Eugene 

According to Lane County Public Health children in pre-school who have had vaccinations, children in K-12 who have had two vaccinations are immune along with those that were born before 1957. 

It is critical that those experiencing symptoms seek professional medical advice before going to an emergency department, doctor’s office or urgent care. Symptoms of measles are as follows:

  • Small raised bumps may also appear on top of the flat red spots.
    The spots may become joined together as they spread from the head to the rest of the body.
  • When the rash appears, a person’s fever may spike to more than 104° Fahrenheit