Measles case linked to Kentucky spiritual revival event
On Friday, the Kentucky Department for Public Health announced a confirmed case of measles in a Jessamine County resident, who had not been vaccinated against the disease. The person attended the so-called “Asbury revival” last Saturday, which took place southwest of Lexington, according to a release from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
No further information about the individual was released “due to privacy concerns,” but Kentucky Department for Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack encourages those who are unvaccinated to quarantine for 21 days and then get immunized.
The department said they are actively collaborating with Asbury University, Jessamine County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the issue. CNN has reached out to Asbury University for comment.
“If you may have been exposed at Asbury University’s campus and develop any symptoms, whether previously vaccinated or unvaccinated, please isolate yourself from others and call your medical provider, urgent care, or emergency department to seek testing,” Dr. Stack said. “Please do not arrive at a health care facility without advance notice so that others will not be exposed.”
This is the third case of measles confirmed in Kentucky over the last three months. The first case was reported in December 2022 and it was linked to an outbreak in Ohio, while the second case was reported in Powell County. The cases were investigated and neither presented a public health threat, the Kentucky Department of Public Health said.