Thousands Who Attended Kings of Leon Concert Potentially Exposed to Measles

Pic: Corentin Lamy (CC_

Pic: Corentin Lamy (CC_

If you caught the Kings of Leon at their March 28 show in Seattle, then you may have picked up a souvenir: The Measles. A young woman who attended the concert has come down with the disease, and now the Washington State Department of Health is working to stop a potential outbreak before it starts. They’ve published the woman’s schedule online, so if you live in Seattle you might want to give it a look to see if you accidentally crossed paths with her at some point during that day.


Via NPR:

And that’s why the Washington State Department of Health has published the unidentified woman’s schedule online.

“The reason we’re doing this is that it’s so highly contagious,” says , who is chief of communicable disease control for Seattle and King County Public Health, which investigated the measles case. “It can stay in the air for hours after the contagious person has left. If we don’t treat these people, the chain of transmission can continue.”

The young woman became contagious on March 26, after visiting a family with measles cases that were linked to an outbreak in British Columbia. Unaware she was infected, she went to work at a bakery, filled her car up at a gas station, went to the concert, went to Pike Place Market and went out for sushi. All the while she was spreading viruses in the air.

So if you were at the Starbucks at 102 Pike Street between 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 29 and you’re not sure if you’re immune to measles, the wants you to see a health care professional immediately. You may be in the market for a quick shot of vaccine or immune globulin.

Read the rest at NPR.

Hot as a fever
Rattling bones
I could just taste it
Taste it

10 Comments on "Thousands Who Attended Kings of Leon Concert Potentially Exposed to Measles"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Apr 8, 2014 at 12:40 pm |

    Catch the rock and roll fever!

  2. BuzzCoastin | Apr 8, 2014 at 12:56 pm |

    thanks for the infection
    I just discovered I had managed not to ever be exposed to
    the Kings of Leon
    and now I have their infectious presence in my mind

  3. The Well Dressed Man | Apr 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm |

    thousands of measles seekers exposed to kings of leon.

    • Matt Staggs | Apr 9, 2014 at 4:08 pm |

      Laughed, went to “retweet” this and realized I wasn’t on Twitter. Funny.

  4. feint_ruled | Apr 9, 2014 at 8:50 am |

    Geez, it’s not Ebola. Hasn’t pretty much everyone of adult age already had measles or been vaccinated?

  5. TruAnRksT | May 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm |

    Meh, had it as a child, “fool me once … umm ahh forget … can’t get fooled again.”

    Yes you did sir, yes you did.

  6. TruAnRksT | May 23, 2014 at 8:47 pm |

    Had Cat Scratch Fever as well, the worst bone infection I’ve ever had in my life. From a random unintended cat claw in my collar bone. Took the most powerful antibiotics availabe to clear it up.

    Incredibly painful.

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