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A young child in Vancouver has been diagnosed with the illness after being exposed in the Portland area.

Clark County Public Health officials said Monday, July 9, that a young child in Vancouver has been diagnosed with measles after being exposed in the Portland area.

The child, who is up to date on immunizations, was exposed in Multnomah County. It is the third case of measles diagnosed in the region during the past two weeks.

Multnomah County health officials said a second case of measles was diagnosed Friday, July 6, after about 500 people were exposed in late June to the disease in Gresham and Portland.

After someone is exposed the illness develops in about one to three weeks. Symptoms begin with a fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash. People are contagious with measles for four days before the rash appears and up to four days after the rash appears.

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