Measles Virus Case at EVO 2019 Hotel Venue

Take care and read this report of an EVOLA outbreak
By on August 15, 2019

The Southern Nevada Health District twitter account has confirmed that there was a measles case in Las Vegas for those visiting during August 2-6. The Mandalay Bay and Luxor hotels were among the confirmed locations, so those in attendance at EVO 2019 were susceptible.

As measles are highly contagious, the SNHD advises people who may have been exposed to review their immunization status and contact their healthcare providers if they are not fully immunized against measles.

Here are the telltale symptoms for measles (direct from the SNHD report):

“Symptoms can begin up to 21 days after exposure to the virus. On average, an infected patient will develop a fever about 10 days after exposure to the virus. The fever can last two to four days and can peak as high as 103 F to 105 F. Following this, people will often also develop a runny nose, cough, and/or red eyes. On average, about 14 days after exposure the telltale rash appears; the rash can last five to six days. It begins at the hairline, moves to the face and neck, and eventually reaches the hands and feet. Measles can spread approximately four days before the rash appears and four days after.”

For more information see the SNHD report here.

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