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Las Vegas strip visitors may have been exposed to measles, health department warns

By Mikayla Shoup, St. George News | Posted - Aug. 21, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

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ST. GEORGE — The Southern Nevada Health District is warning people who visited Las Vegas Boulevard earlier this month that they may have been exposed to measles.

A case of measles was confirmed in a person who visited Las Vegas from Aug. 1-6, and the health district is warning those who may have come into contact with them at the following times and locations to review their immunization status and contact their doctor if they are not fully immunized against the highly contagious disease.

  • Slice of Las Vegas, 3390 S. Las Vegas Blvd., from 6:45-11:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 6:45-11:30 p.m. Aug. 4, and 6:45-10:30 p.m. Aug. 6.
  • Luxor Hotel and Casino registration area, 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 1.
  • Lupo by Wolfgang Puck, 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., from 6:45-10:52 p.m. Aug. 3.
  • Bay Essentials Convenience Store, 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 6.
  • Backstage Deli, 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd., from 7-9 a.m. Aug. 6.
  • Aureole, 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., from 7-11:30 p.m. Aug. 5.

Symptoms of the disease will start to appear 14-21 days after exposure, and anyone who may have contracted measles from this case will likely start to show symptoms any time between Aug. 15-22.

“It is highly contagious, measles, and we want to make sure the people know they could have been exposed at the locations that we listed,” Public Information Manager Jennifer Sizemore said.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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