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Measles exposure at Disney on Ice, March 8 at US Bank Arena

Courtesy of Brittane Da​nce, MBA
Emergency Response Coordinator​
Highland County Health Department

On March 8, a person with measles attended the 7 p.m. performance of Disney on Ice at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati. 
Having attended Disney on Ice performances myself with my own daughters, I remember how big the US Bank Arena is. The risk here for our community is likely very low, but I would ask that anyone who did attend this event on March 8 to please be watchful for any symptoms of a measles infection. Symptoms include high fever, cough, runny nose, red/watery eyes, and small raised bumps that form a rash. If you attended the March 8 Disney on Ice performance and have any of these symptoms, please call your healthcare provider for guidance on how to get tested and what to do next.
For vaccinated individuals and those born before 1957, the risk of becoming sick after a measles exposure is very low. Vaccination provides about 97% protection against illness.
For unvaccinated populations, measles can spread very quickly. Measles is one of the most contagious diseases that we know about, and will usually infect 90% of people exposed if those people are not vaccinated or have natural immunity.

The measles virus can live for up to two hours in an airspace after an infected person leaves the area, so unlike many other diseases, direct contact with the sick person isn't always necessary to allow this disease to spread.
If you are unsure about your own immunity status, the CDC provides a tool that allows individuals check their immunity status at:
If you are interested in a measles vaccination, you can call the health department at 937-393-1941 to schedule an appointment. 
To schedule online, visit:…

With any questions about measles or this particular exposure, please call our office at 937-393-1941 and as to speak to a nurse. 

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