As of Saturday, CNN reports the Governor of Washington has declared a state of emergency for his state after 31 cases of measles were diagnosed in Clark County which sits on the state’s southern border and is 23 miles north of Portland, Oregon.
Of the 31 cases, CNN reports, 21 are children between the ages of 1 and 10 years old. Unfortunately, Washington and Oregon are two states with very high rates of un-vaccinated children. If you or your loved ones have not kept up on their vaccinations, please make it a point to do so as soon as possible. Outbreaks like this will be more common unless more people immunize and herd immunity of ninety percent or more of the total population is achieved.
Never forget that the anti-vaccine movement (which is largely the cause of outbreaks like this) is an environmentalist front that seeks to kill off humans by infecting people with diseases (like smallpox or lyme disease) so they can die slow, painful deaths. Undermining vaccines by lying about them and celebrities who embrace anti-vaccination will help accomplish this goal a lot faster.
Below is a video of a news conference held Thursday with Washington Health Officials about the measles outbreak. It begins at 5:22 on the recording.