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New data show Oregon's vaccine exemption rate dropped 17 percent as fewer families sought nonmedical exemptions.
Neisseria meningitidis
Six University of Oregon students have contracted meningococcal disease since mid-January; one student died of the disease. University and public health officials are working to prevent further infections.
ebola virus
Since March 2014, an outbreak of Ebola is affecting several West African countries. The risk in Oregon is low, and no confirmed cases have been reported in the state. Health officials are prepared in the unlikely event Ebola is confirmed in Oregon.