International traveler with measles may expose some Las Vegas residents to the disease during a visit earlier this month, Southern Nevada Health District said Friday
gave the patient, his status was not unknown immunization from Friday, Las Vegas visited between March 9-11, said the area in news release.
Possible exposure could occur between 2 pm and 5 p. March 9 at Treasure Island and between 11 p.m. March 10 and March 6 March 11 in the emergency room at Desert Springs Hospital
“The risk of low diseases for people who have previously been vaccinated against measles ((previously) has been diagnosed with the disease,” said a press release. The alert was launched “so that valley residents have the opportunity to get measles immunized.”
If anyone develops signs, they are asked to contact their doctor before they visit a clinic. two weeks after exposure and may include high fever, cough, runny nose and red red eyes.
Measles are very effective, according to the health area. spread through social media and fraudulent research studies that measles vaccination can cause autism, show However, one in Washington confirmed 72 cases of measles such as Friday, and an outbreak coincided with an increase in the number of unaccompanied children in the area. One of these cases resulted in hospitalization, according to the local public health department.
For information about immunizations, call the Southern Nevada Health District at 702-759-0850. 702-380-4563. Follow @jessiebekks on Twitter.