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Washington among states with measles

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SEATTLE — Washington state is one of a handful of places where a national measles outbreak has hit record levels this year.

Fifteen cases of the viral respiratory disease that is spread through the air have been reported in the state since January, The Seattle Times reported.

The last measles spike in Washington was in 2008, when Grant County had 19 cases.

So far this year, a Whatcom County resident attending school in British Columbia infected five friends and…

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