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Officials investigate suspected measles case in King County

January 23, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials are investigating a suspected case of the measles in King County.

Public Health Seattle & King County said Wednesday that the man in his 50s was hospitalized but has been released.

Officials say the man had recently traveled to Vancouver, Washington, where a measles outbreak is happening, but it’s not clear if that’s where he was infected.

Officials say results from additional testing to confirm the case are expected by the end of the week.

Officials have identified several locations in Auburn, Kent and Covington, including high school basketball games, visited by the infected person last week. People who visited those locations may have been exposed.

Health officials in Clark County as of Wednesday said they had confirmed 23 measles cases since the beginning of the year.

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