Tag Archives: Public Health

Third person with measles found in Multnomah County — latest brings outbreak to 4

A third person in Multnomah County has measles as part of a small outbreak that started last month. The county health department notified the public Friday of the newest case. A child in Clark County is also suspected to have contracted measles from exposure to one of the three Multnomah County cases. Source: Third person […]
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County confirms another measles case

The third person was in daily contact with Multnomah County’s team to check for symptoms. A third person tested positive for measles, Multnomah County health officials said Friday. Source: County confirms another measles case

Third Case of Measles in Metro Area is Child in Clark County

Health officials are warning people who were at three stores on June 27 and 28 that they might have been exposed to the virus. A third person has come down with the measles in the Portland area. Source: Third Case of Measles in Metro Area is Child in Clark County | The Lund Report

Test recreational waters for algae 

While concern about toxic algae is on the rise, testing for the potentially harmful organisms in Oregon’s many recreational bodies of water has dwindled sharply. Source: Test recreational waters for algae – News – The Register Guard – Eugene, OR

Candidate to replace Sen. Courtney pledges better emergency preparedness

While I do appreciate Senate President Peter Courtney’s accolades about Salem’s water crisis, at least as they relate to thanking everyone involved, I believe it’s important for our government officials, including leaders in the Legislature who live in Salem, to rather help address why the problem occurred in the first place. Source: Candidate to replace Sen. […]
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West Nile virus detected east of Hermiston

Umatilla County officials detected West Nile virus in three samples collected along the south bank of the Cold Springs Reservoir, according to a press release from the West Umatilla Mosquito Control District. Source: West Nile virus detected east of Hermiston – Local News – East Oregonian

Oregon Health Authority tries to cut confusion on water health advisories

The Oregon Health Authority has changed how it judges when to call off a health advisory for water users after constant issuing and lifting of one at Detroit Lake. Now, the state agency requires three days of testing for toxins to be below federal guidelines and for Salem water officials to no longer see a […]
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Idaho child gets bubonic plague — officials say it could have been spread in Oregon

An Idaho child is in recovery after he contracted bubonic plague. Now health authorities are investigating whether the child picked up the rare infectious disease in Oregon or at home. Bubonic plague is passed through infected fleas. So it is possible the child was bitten on a recent trip to Oregon. The disease can also […]
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The International Outbreak Museum: Oregon’s Nod To Epidemiological Success And Failure

Deadly germs can come from anywhere, even a cantaloupe. Deadly germs can come from anywhere — even a cantaloupe. The fruit is just one of many exhibits in Portland’s International Outbreak Museum, a collection of strange and familiar objects all related in some way to a disease outbreak. So why collect all these things in […]
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Bat found in Lake Oswego tests positive for rabies

No one was scratched or bitten, but family pets may have been exposed to the sick animal. A bat found inside a Lake Oswego home has tested positive for rabies, according to officials at the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Bat found in Lake Oswego tests positive for rabies