CDC: ‘Undetermined number of these people may have been exposed’ to measles at Asbury University
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in Follow-up of confirmed measles case In an unvaccinated person who attended a major spiritual revival on the campus of Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky on February 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Health consulting.
Officials say an estimated 20,000 people attended the rally from Kentucky, other US states and countries from February 17-18, and an unspecified number of those people may have been disclosed.
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The CDC made the following recommendations for the public (including children) and those who attended the gathering:
- If you attended an Asbury University meeting on February 17 or 18 and were not or were not fully vaccinated against measles, you must quarantine for 21 days after your last exposure and monitor yourself for symptoms of measles so that you do not spread measles to others.
- If you attended the gathering and were not up to date on your measles vaccinations, talk to your healthcare provider right away about getting vaccinated after completing your quarantine.
- If you think you may have measles or have been exposed to someone with measles, isolate yourself from others and contact your health care provider, urgent care, or emergency room before coming to be tested. Do not arrive at a health care facility without giving advance notice.
- Measles is highly contagious and can cause life-threatening illnesses. Anyone who is not protected from measles is at risk. An unvaccinated person can contract measles when traveling abroad or in the United States
- Two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine provide better protection against measles than one dose.