Clark County Public Health reported no new confirmed or suspected measles cases Sunday, marking eight days since the last fresh case was revealed.The county also hasn’t found any new exposure locations, according to a Sunday news release. For a complete list of exposure sites, visit our measles exposure site webpage.Of the 70 confirmed cases since Jan. 1, 51 involve children younger than 11. There are 15 cases between the ages of 11 and 18, one between the ages of 19 and 29, and three between the ages of 30 and 39.In 61 cases, patients were not immunized; seven others have an unverified vaccination status. In two cases, patients had received one of the two recommended doses of the vaccine.For more information on the outbreak, visit Clark County Public Health’s measles investigation webpage.What to do if you might be infectedThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 90 percent of unvaccinated people exposed to the measles virus come down with the disease. The virus lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person, and can survive for up to two hours in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed.
(Image courtesy Alaska Inter-Agency Management Team)Fire crews Wednesday morning mapped the Funny River fire out to be nearly 183,300 acres.Tom Lavagnino, with the incident management team, says the rain has helped a little bit, but it’s not the biggest reason the fire’s growth has slowed.“The bigger factor, probably, is there’s lack of wind,” Lavagnino said. “The first couple days and the aggressive growth period were due to wind-driven fire, and that hasn’t happened yesterday.”Lavignino says the fire line along the western edge is well-established and secure. He also says a fuel break established by the community over the past several years has played a large role in containing the northern edge of the fire.“Kudos to them,” Lavagnino said. “They’re very successful in stopping the fire and having retardant being able to reach the ground at that point and mitigate the fire so the hand crews can come in in the fire trucks and suppress the fire a little more – and safely.”For now, most of the fire crews’ efforts will be on the northeast and eastern borders of the fire.There are 713 personnel working on the Funny River fire.All evacuation advisories in the area have been lifted.There is a community meeting scheduled Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the Funny River Community Center.