No new measles cases as incubation period ends

first_imgThe incubation period for the latest case of measles has ended without any additional diagnoses of the disease.The first confirmed case of measles was a Clark County infant diagnosed Feb. 14 after returning from a family trip to India. The second case was a Vancouver teenager who was exposed to the contagious infant at a medical clinic. He was diagnosed March 3.Measles has a seven- to 21-day incubation period, meaning people exposed to the disease may not show symptoms for up to three weeks after exposure. The incubation period for the second case ended Sunday.“I’m hoping, being that we’re at the end of the incubation period, that we won’t have any more cases,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County’s health officer.However, Melnick said he can’t rule out the possibility of another person coming down with the disease, which is highly contagious and affects the respiratory system.“There could, theoretically, be someone who got the measles in the interim and never came to a physician,” he said. “There’s always that possibility, but it’s not likely.”last_img read more

Polish climber dies on Mount Hood

first_imgPORTLAND — A Polish military officer visiting the United States for training with a drone manufacturer fell about 1,000 feet to his death while recreationally climbing Oregon’s Mount Hood, authorities said.The body of 32-year-old Sebastian Kinasiewicz was spotted from the air Tuesday by a National Guard helicopter, ending a search that started a day earlier. Sgt. Pete Hughes of the Hood River County sheriff’s office said it was too dangerous to immediately recover the body because boulders were falling nearby. He could not provide an estimate for when it would be safe. Kinasiewicz decided to climb Mount Hood because several members of a military unit from Poland did so last year and planted the country’s flag. “He wanted to go up there and see that. That was his reasoning behind wanting to climb,” Hughes said. “And if it wasn’t there, then he was going to plant another one.”last_img read more