Kentucky confirms measles infection in attendee of large event

An attendee of a large spiritual revival on a Christian college campus in Wilmore, Ky., tested positive for measles, state officials confirmed Feb. 24.

Health officials noted that the infected individual had not been vaccinated against measles. They said they are concerned about others who may have attended the revival, cautioning that "anyone who attended the revival on Feb. 18 may have been exposed to measles," and encouraged anyone who may have been exposed "to quarantine for 21 days and to seek immunization with the measles vaccine."

Kentucky has lower levels of vaccination against measles than other states. Recent data from the CDC revealed that the state's kindergartners, a group that is most commonly vaccinated against the virus early, is among the lowest rates in the nation. However, the vaccine is 97 percent effective in preventing infection.

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