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Vaccine-preventable disease activity

Follow VPD activity in Oregon and neighboring states
Updated September 16, 2013

Did You Know

Measles

In January, 2013, there were three cases of measles confirmed in Marion County, imported from a child who caught the virus overseas. In August, 2013 a case of measles was confirmed in the Portland metro area. The person with the measles was traveling to Portland for a tennis tournament.

 

In 2013, as of September 7, there have been 166 cases of measles reported from 17 states in the U.S. Ninety-eight percent of the cases were import-associated from Ukraine, India, Israel, Sudan, UK, Pakistan, Mexico, China, Thailand. Indonesia, Republic of Georgia or Germany. Ninety-four percent of the cases were unvaccinated or vaccination status unknown; 19 cases were hospitalized, 5 reported with pneumonia.

There were 55 cases of measles in the U.S. in 2012, reported by 17 states; 78 percent of the cases were unvaccinated or had undocumented vaccine status. Twelve patients were hospitalized for measles in 2012. In 2011, Oregon had two measles cases in Hood River county and one in Multnomah county.

In 2012, there were four measles outbreaks in the U.S. accounting for 50 percent of cases: two imported from Ethiopia, one in Kansas and one in Central Indiana (associated with the Super Bowl); one in L.A. County, CA imported from the UK; and one in Arkansas imported from Romania. In 2011, there were 17 measles outbreaks in the U.S., which account for 51 percent of confirmed cases.

Mumps

So far in 2013, as of September 7, there have been 392 cases reported by 36 states.

In 2012, there were 189 cases of mumps in the U.S. reported in 38 states. Oregon had three cases of mumps in 2012. In 2011, there were four cases confirmed in Benton, Jackson, Linn and Multnomah counties. Nationally, in 2011, there were 370 cases reported by 40 states and D.C.

Pertussis

 In 2013, as of September 7, there have been 376 cases of pertussis reported in Oregon.

    Oregon and Washington states both experienced a pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic in 2012. There is no change in recommendations, vaccination is still strongly recommended.

    In Oregon, there were 910 cases in 2012, compared with 320 cases during the same time in 2011. The case ages ranged from 8 days to 90 years; median age was 10 years old. Twenty-six infants were hospitalized; 24 of them were 3 months old or younger.

Cases

Measles

Oregon 1/1-9/7/13: 4

Oregon 2012 total: 1

Washington 1/1-9/7/13: 3

Washington 2012 total: 0

California 1/1-9/7/13: 15

California 2012 total: 8

U.S. 1/1-9/7/13: 166

Pertussis (whooping cough)

Oregon 1/1-9/7/13: 376

Oregon 2012 total: 910

Wash. 1/1-9/7/13: 502

Wash. 2012 total: 4,815

California: 1/1-9/7/13: 835

California 2012 total: 604

U.S. 1/1-7/13/13: 10,108

Meningococcal Disease

Oregon 1/1-9/7/13: 9

Oregon 2012 total: 24

Wash. 1/1-9/7/13: 8

Wash. 2012 total: 5

California 1/1-9/7/13: 81

California 2012 total: 92

U.S. 1/1-7/1/13: 313

Mumps

Oregon 1/1-9/7/13: 3

Oregon 2012 total: 3

Wash. 1/1-9/7/13: 1

Wash. 2012 total: 1

California 1/1-9/7/13: 15

California 2012 total: 21

U.S. 1/1-7/13/13: 334

Hepatitis A

Oregon 1/1-9/7/13: 23

Oregon 2012 total: 5

Wash. 1/1-9/7/13: 24

Wash. 2012 total: 27

California 1/1-9/7/13: 164

California 2012 total: 155

U.S. 1/1-7/13/13: 763

Hepatitis B

Oregon 1/1-9/7/13: 18

Oregon 2012 total: 34

Wash. 1/1-9/7/13: 11

Wash. 2012 total: 33

California 1/1-9/7/13: 45

California 2012 total: 108

U.S. 1/1-7/13/13: 1,292

Hib

Oregon 1/1-9/7/13: 63

Oregon 2012 total: 62

Wash. 1/1-9/7/13: 5

Wash. 2012 total: 0

California 1/1-9/7/13: 33

California 2012 total: 43

U.S. 1/1-7/7/13: 1,975

U.S. (Serotype B) 2013: 12

U.S. (Serotype B) 2012: 25

Rubella

Oregon ​1/1-9/7/13: 1

Oregon 2012 total: 0

Wash. 1/1-9/7/13: 0

Wash. 2012 total: 0

California 1/1-9/7/13:  0

California 2012 total: 1

U.S. 1/1-9/7/13: 6