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VANCOUVER, Washington, USA (AP) – Health authorities have confirmed 40 cases of measles in the Northwest United States.
From heading 38 is in southwestern Washington, one in Seattle and one outside Portland, Oregon, officials said on Wednesday.
Two of the patients in southwestern Washington visited Hawaii where they were in quarantine, and a third person was infected during a trip to Bend, Oregon.
The authorities believe that no one has been exposed to measles in Hawaii.
Clark County Public Health said there were a further 13 suspected cases.
Of the confirmed cases, the majority corresponds to children under 10 years of age.
Of all the infected animals, only a small amount was not vaccinated against this disease.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee last week declared a state of emergency due to an outbreak.