Kings Of Leon Fans Warned About Measles Outbreak From Recent Gig
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.04.2014
It happened in Washington...
Fans of Kings of Leon who attended a concert in Washington state have been warned about an outbreak of measles at the gig. NME reports that a statement was issued by health officials telling users to confirm they have been vaccinated against the disease.
The statement reads:
Public health officials say … [a] woman in her 20s became contagious with measles [on] March 26 after visiting a local family with measles linked to an outbreak in British Columbia. Measles is highly contagious and can cause severe illness with rash, fever, cough, eye irritation, and can be fatal. The woman travelled to Seattle for a Kings Of Leon concert at Key Arena on March 28, when she also was at the Best Western Loyal Inn and the Wasabi Bistro.
Anyone who was in those locations at the listed times should find out if they have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously. If you're not vaccinated, you can get the measles just by walking into a room where someone with the disease has been in the past couple of hours.