Measles exposure possible at Tiger Mountain Community High School

January 30, 2013

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 4 p.m. Jan. 30, 2013

Officials said a staff member with contagious measles could have exposed Tiger Mountain Community High School employees, students, visitors and volunteers to the disease.

Public Health – Seattle & King County alerted the school community Wednesday to the possible exposure. The agency said people at the Issaquah campus from Jan. 23-25 could have been exposed to measles.

Measles is easily spread and highly contagious, although most people are immune to the disease due to vaccinations.

Officials said people exposed to the disease and not immune is likely to become ill between Jan. 30 and Feb. 4, or as late as Feb. 15.

People in the school community with vaccination exemptions — due to medical, personal or religious reasons — are excluded from school through Feb. 15, or the incubation period for measles, as a precaution.

Sara Niegowski, Issaquah School District spokeswoman, said the district is working with the parents of one student to determine if he or she received a measles vaccination as a baby.

Measles, or rubeola, cause fever, rash, runny nose, cough and red, watery eyes.

Tiger Mountain Community High School is the district’s alternative high school and serves about 90 students.

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One Response to “Measles exposure possible at Tiger Mountain Community High School”

  1. Matt on February 1st, 2013 7:40 pm

    “most people are immune to the disease due to vaccinations.”

    Except the idiots who don’t get their kids vaccinated.

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