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7th measles case confirmed in Washington outbreak

May 21, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a seventh case of the measles in a western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Public Health - Seattle & King County said Monday a woman in her 30s who lives in King County tested positive for the disease.

Three other cases were in King County, two were in Pierce County and one was in Snohomish County. All have involved adults except for a teenager in Snohomish County.

Officials say the woman in the newest case while contagious was at the Hudson Alki Bakery Store at Sea-Tac airport May 10 through 13 and also visited Valley Family Medicine in Renton May 14 and 15.

Officials say information on the recent cases points to a common exposure from an unidentified person with measles April 25 at Sea-Tac airport.

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