Officials with the Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed an internationally imported case of measles in Clark County. The patient is an international visitor and the potential Las Vegas exposure occurred between Saturday, March 9 and Monday, March 11.

Image/skeeze via pixabay
Image/skeeze via pixabay

The Health District is advising people who visited the following locations during the times specified to review their immunization status and contact their health care providers if they are not fully immunized against measles and have not already had the disease:

  • Treasure Island Hotel and Casino/TI/registration desk and main hotel lobby, 3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89109, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9
  • Desert Springs Hospital/Emergency Department, 2075 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119, between 11 p.m. Sunday, March 10 and 6 a.m., Monday, March 11

In addition, they should contact their health care providers if they develop a rash with fever or other symptoms consistent with measles within 21 days after their visit to these locations. It is recommended that anyone with symptoms contact a health care provider’s office before entering a health care facility to allow the facility to make appropriate arrangements to ensure the illness is not spread.

The risk of disease is low for persons previously vaccinated against measles or diagnosed with the disease. Because individuals who are not immune to measles might have been exposed between Saturday, March 9 and Monday, March 11, the Health District is alerting the community about the possibility of measles transmission so that Valley residents have an opportunity to receive a measles immunization.