Health Officials: Three People Contracted Measles From Contagious Restaurant Worker In Las Vegas

Disneyland isn’t the only place dealing with measles outbreaks these days, as health officials in Nevada say they believe three new cases of the disease have been linked back to a Las Vegas restaurant worker who was contagious while on the job.

The three new cases are likely linked to a contagious worker at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, reports Reuters, and includes two staff members and a restaurant patron.

That makes for nine total cases in Clark County, a spokeswoman for the Southern Nevada Health District said. Though Disneyland isn’t too far away, she adds that none of these cases is linked to the outbreak there in December.

Officials believe the worker was infected by an infant who was too young to have been immunized against measles. Though none of the new patients have been hospitalized, one of them did visit a Walgreens and a Chili’s while infectious, so others who may have visited those locations should be informed.

“The Health District is advising anyone who was at these locations during these times to review their immunization status against measles if they have not already had the disease,” Nevada health officials said in a prepared statement. “In addition, they should contact their health care provider if they develop rash with fever or other symptoms consistent with measles within 21 days after their visit.”

Three infected with measles at Las Vegas seafood restaurant [Reuters]

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