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KDPH Issues Kentucky Measles Urgent Health Alert

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) has identified a confirmed case of measles in an individual who attended a large gathering in the Hughes Auditorium at Asbury College in Jessamine County, Kentucky on February 18th while contagious. Large numbers of people attended the gathering from across Kentucky and from other states and countries and may have been exposed.

Measles is a highly contagious viral respiratory illness: additional infections may occur due to these exposures. Clinicians in Kentucky healthcare facilities should be alert to the possibility of individuals with measles infection seeking care in their facility.

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