Washoe County notified of two possible measles cases
February 2, 2015
The Washoe County Health District received notifications Monday of two possible measles cases.
At this time, laboratory confirmation is pending; however, symptoms are consistent with measles.
No cases have been reported in Northern Nevada outside of Washoe County.
One case attended Spanish Springs Elementary School during the infectious period and the Washoe County Health District is requiring the Washoe County School District comprise a list of all susceptible (non-vaccinated and immunocompromised) persons in the entire school, and exclude these individuals from school immediately, with active monitoring for each of them, to be conducted by the Health District.
A letter will be distributed to the entire school notifying them of the possible exposure and requesting they self-monitor for 21 days for signs and symptoms of measles.
The second case, unrelated to the school district, may have exposed coworkers. They will be notified by the Washoe County Health District to check immunity status, get vaccinated if they are not currently vaccinated and monitor for signs and symptoms.
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The Washoe County Health District is also asking any persons who think they have measles to call your healthcare provider's office, urgent care, or the emergency room before arrival.
The Washoe County Health District's Communicable Disease Investigation Team will continue to monitor each case, and investigate contact exposures as needed.