Public Health Response to Disease Outbreaks
There has been much recent media coverage in the Chronicle and other sources about the measles outbreak in Washington costing more than $1 million to Clark and King Counties and the State so far. That does not include costs associated with other counties, like Lewis, that are providing education and support or following up on exposed and potential cases.
You may be wondering what all that money is being spent on and what the public is getting for its tax dollars. Limiting the spread of the disease is arguably the number one public value received. As of this writing, Lewis County has NO confirmed measles cases. More information