Kansas health officials warn the public of possible measles exposures Thursday at a softball tournament and a Wichita restaurant. A softball tournament at the South Lakes Sports Complex in Wichita played on the 4th of July is looked at as a possible measles exposure due to previously identified cases.
Eight teams from Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Texas attended the informal softball tournament. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) are working with health officials in Texas, Missouri and Nebraska. KDHE is asking anyone who attended the event or participated in the event and developed an illness with fever and rash to contact their healthcare provider.
Health officials do say there have been no confirmed cases associated with this event.
In addition, health officials are reporting another possible exposure from a Wichita restaurant. An employee at Sumo by Nambara was reported as a new measles case, and public health officials have determined this employee worked during the infectious period, which can occur before symptoms begin.
Due to the concern of transmission to the public, health officials are requesting anyone who dined at Sumo by Nambara, 11233 E. 13th St. N. in Wichita, on July 11 and 12, and later developed an illness with fever and rash, to contact their health care provider or the Sedgwick County Health Department at 316-660-7424. Health care providers who have questions should call SCHD or the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at 877-427-7317.
To date, Kansas has reported 11 confirmed measles cases. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page