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Record Number of Measles Cases Raises Employers’ Concerns

May 30, 2019, 12:48 PM

When managers at an Ikea store near Portland, Ore., learned that a child infected with measles had visited the store, workers who didn’t know their measles vaccination status were able to use their company health insurance to cover the cost of inoculation.

Although store mangers were assured by local authorities that no special actions were necessary to prevent infections in the days days after the contagious child visited, the store did a thorough cleaning of a children’s play area, a company spokesperson said.

Clark County, Wash., directly north of Portland was the epicenter of a measles outbreak from late December ...

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