Southern Nevada Health District officials are warning the public about a recently diagnosed case of measles. The SNHD said it confirmed an internationally imported case of measles in Clark County.
This is the second case of measles in this area since Dec. 24, 2018. Before that date, there hadn’t been a case of the measles in Clark County since 2015.
According to health officials, the patient in the latest case is an international visitor, and the potential Las Vegas exposure occurred between Saturday, March 9 and Monday, March 11.
The patient was said to be in the following locations on those days:
- 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
The patient’s immunization status is unknown, so in the meantime, the health district is urging people who were in that area during that time period to review their immunization records and contact their health care providers if they are not fully immunized against measles and have not had the disease.
SNHD said symptoms can take as long as 21 days after exposure to appear.
The Health District is notifying individuals who might have had contact with this patient and will not be releasing any additional information about the patient.