MONROE — Four measles infections were confirmed in the host family of a minor who visited Snohomish County in late June.
One adult and three children were diagnosed with the disease, according to a county news release.
On July 6, a member of a large group of foreign minors visiting the county was confirmed with a measles infection.
Officials said a number of people who came in contact with the group have been screened. None has been diagnosed with the disease.
Locations where the minor may have exposed others to measles include the Monroe Walmart on June 20; the Monroe McDonald’s at 19515 U.S. 2 on June 21; the Monroe Dairy Queen at 19510 U.S. 2 on June 21; the Monroe YMCA on June 21; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on June 22 and 23; Wendy’s at 2510 Broadway in Everett on June 23; Providence Monroe Clinic Pharmacy on June 24; Swedish Redmond Clinic on June 27; and the Providence Monroe Laboratory on June 27.
Measles is highly contagious and can be severe. Its symptoms are coughing, fever, rash and red, watery eyes. Coughing and sneezing are the primary ways it spreads. Symptoms show seven to 21 days after exposure, and the disease is contagious four days before and after a rash appears.
Someone who develops an illness with fever or an unexplained rash should call a health care provider. Anyone who is not vaccinated for measles, as well as pregnant women, children 6 months old and younger and anyone with a weakened immune system, are considered at high risk from measles.