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12 People Now Infected with Measles in Washington

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NBCRightNow.com - Measles continues to spread in Washington and has now extended to a third county.

The number of people who have been infected with the disease is now at 12. A Kitsap County resident is the most recent victim and the Health Department believes he was exposed in San Juan County. Health officials believe the 40-year-old man contracted the disease at Schooner Public House and Restaurant, where a contagious San Juan County man was at the same time.

The man then traveled around Puget Sound while contagious, going to Seattle from Bainbridge Island on the Washington State Ferry System April 4, then flying to Friday Harbor. From the marina, he went to the San Juan County Department of Community Development and Planning, Cask and Schooner, and the fuel dock in Friday Harbor.

Anyone who was in those places at the listed times should find out if they’ve been vaccinated for measles or have had measles before. People who are unvaccinated, or aren’t sure if they’re immune, and develop an illness with fever and unexplained rash should consult a health care professional immediately.