By Fedor Zarkhin

The Oregonian

Five children and one adult have been newly diagnosed with measles in Clark County, Washington, public health officials said Saturday, breaking a lull in new cases that saw just one new diagnosis in a week.

The total between Washington and Oregon is now at 64, with 59 in Clark County, four in Multnomah County and one in King County, Washington.

Five of the six new patients were unvaccinated, according to Clark County Public Health, and one had received just the first of two recommended doses.

The Vancouver-area outbreak has already prompted legislative action, with a bill to ban personal exemptions moving through the Washington Legislature and a similar one expected to be proposed in Oregon soon.

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