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Louisiana State Department of Health issues alert to WWE Hall Of Fame attendees after reported case of the measles

Local news stations in New Orleans are reporting that Louisiana state health officials are investigating a confirmed case of the measles in New Orleans during WrestleMania.

The person with the illness was confirmed to be a wrestling fan that traveled to the area from Europe. Measles is highly contagious and can spread rapidly among people that are not vaccinated. Local reports indicate that the person with the illness is currently under care at the New Orleans hospital. He attended the WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony on Friday before being hospitalized on Saturday.

Emails were sent out to a few attendees at the Hall Of Fame that were seated near the infected man and they were told to call the health department. At this point, it’s unclear if the man attended any of the WrestleCon events or any other wrestling shows before he was hospitalized on Saturday. The Louisiana State Department is working on tracing his steps to find out what shows he attended, where he was staying, Uber/Taxi travel, etc.

The measles virus is not treatable with antibiotics. According to the CDC, symptoms generally appear about 7-14 days after a person is infected. Symptoms include high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. Tiny white spots may appear inside the mouth of the patient a couple of days after symptoms begin. A rash can break out 3-5 days after symptoms start. The fever and the rash typically go away after a few days.

Click here to read the official announcement from the Louisiana State Department of Health.

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