Malheur County health officials alarmed by measles outbreak

Health officials urge parents to make sure their children are vaccinated to prevent measles. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

ONTARIO – The Malheur County Health Department is keeping a wary eye on a measles outbreak in Washington’s Clark County.

Medical officials confirmed Monday that 47 cases of measles were confirmed in that county so far. Of those 47, 41 were not immunized for measles.

The outbreak was a surprise, said Angelica Resendiz, immunization coordinator for the county health department.

“It is not too common we . . .