Kitsap Public Health Advisory: Update on measles activity

Kitsap Public Health District released a Health Advisory on Feb 29 with an update on measles activity. Per Healing House Primary Care’s Dr. Kristine Ewing, here are the four main takeaways:

  • Measles is a vaccine preventable disease that is on the rise due to decreases in vaccination.
  • Measles is characterized by a rash following the onset of fever, cough, runny nose and pink eye.
  • If you have these symptoms, wear a mask, isolate from others, and call your doctor for guidance on how to be evaluated.
  • MMR vaccine is 93% effective against measles after one dose, and 97% effective after two doses.

To read the full advisory, visit the Kitsap Public Health District website.