Southern Nevada Health District warns that those who attended EVO 2019 may have been exposed to the measles

Encourages those who may have been exposed to review immunization status

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • August 16, 2019 at 4:09 p.m. PDT

It's common enough to come back from an event with some kind of bug or virus that the community has come up with a handful of play on words disease names for yearly fighting game majors, and it's possible that this year's "EVOla" will manifest with measles symptoms.

The Southern Nevada Health District issued a bulletin on Thursday stating that a single case of the measles has been confirmed and that the infected individual was present at various locations around the Mandalay Bay and Luxor hotels from Aug 1-6.

We do not know if the individual was an EVO attendee or not, but the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (EVO's main hub) was not included on the list of at-risk areas.

Those who have had a measles vaccine should have little to worry about, but the highly-contagious virus does not tend to manifest for 10-21 days and so EVO attendees who have not been vaccinated are not quite in the clear yet.

Here's the release from SNHD, which details the specific locations and times where the disease was likely present, what to do if you think you may have come in contact with it, and what measles symptoms look like.

The Southern Nevada Health District is informing individuals and the public who were at different locations listed below that they might have been exposed to a person who was confirmed to have a case of measles.

Because measles can be highly contagious, the Health District is advising people who may have been exposed to review their immunization status and contact their health care providers if they are not fully immunized against measles or have not already had the disease.

This measles case was reported in a visitor. There have been no additional cases reported in Clark County residents.

Slice of Las Vegas
3390 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (located inside the Shoppes at Mandalay Place)
Aug. 2, 2019, 6:45 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Aug. 4, 2019, 6:45 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Aug. 6, 2019, 6:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Luxor Hotel and Casino Registration Area
Aug. 1, 2019, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lupo by Wolfgang Puck
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (located at Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort)
Aug. 3, 2019, 6:45 p.m. – 10:52 p.m.

Bay Essentials Convenience Store
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (located inside the Shoppes at Mandalay Place)
Aug. 6, 2019, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Backstage Deli
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (located at Luxor Hotel and Casino)
Aug. 6, 2019, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Aureole
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (located at Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort)
Aug. 5, 2019, 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

The measles vaccine is highly effective in preventing illness. Recommendations for measles vaccination may vary depending on a person’s age, occupation, or health status. Additional information is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know website.

People who may have been exposed should also contact their health care providers if they develop a rash with fever or other symptoms consistent with measles within 21 days after their visit to these locations. It is recommended that anyone with symptoms contact a health care provider’s office before entering a health care facility to allow the facility to make appropriate arrangements to ensure the illness is not spread.

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.

People more likely to suffer from complications include children younger than five years of age, pregnant women, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems. When measles is spread among susceptible people, it can result in serious infections resulting in pneumonia, encephalitis, seizures, and death. Many people born before 1957 had the disease in childhood, and younger people are routinely vaccinated against it.

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