Vac­ci­na­tions urged amid measles out­break

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Pub­lic health of­fi­cials scram­bling to con­tain a measles out­break in the U.S. North­west warned peo­ple to vac­ci­nate their chil­dren Mon­day and wor­ried that it could take months to con­tain the highly con­ta­gious vi­ral ill­ness due to a low­erthan-nor­mal vac­ci­na­tion rate at the epi­cen­ter of the cri­sis.

The out­break near Port­land has sick­ened 35 peo­ple in Ore­gon and Wash­ing­ton since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases sus­pected.

Most of the pa­tients are chil­dren un­der 10, and one child has been hos­pi­tal­ized.

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