Thursday, August 14, 2014
Although the figures are relatively low compared to other states—particularly California, which had a whopping 58 confirmed cases of measles—things in Washington could have been much worse. As it stands, the measles outbreak in the Evergreen State serves as a reminder for everyone to treat this disease very seriously. As such, people who have not yet been immunized against this disease would do well to receive the vaccine from a reputable healthcare provider, such as U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group’s Puyallup urgent care facility. Most people in the state probably don’t know that they just dodged a bullet at the height of the outbreak. A report from the Washington State Department of Health dated April 3, 2014 revealed that a woman confirmed to have contracted measles spent a considerable amount of time in a number of establishments in Seattle as well as some places in Pierce County on March 28.