Kings Of Leon fans warned over measles outbreak in the US

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Kings Of Leon fans in the US have been told to be on their guard following an outbreak of measles at a recent gig in Washington.

Health officials have issued a statement instructing gig-goers who were at a concert at the Key Arena on March 28 to confirm they have been vaccinated against the virus.

The statement on behalf of the department of health for Washington state said: "Public health officials say … [a] woman in her 20s became contagious with measles [on] March 26 after visiting a local family with measles linked to an outbreak in British Columbia. Measles is highly contagious and can cause severe illness with rash, fever, cough, eye irritation, and can be fatal. The woman travelled to Seattle for a Kings Of Leon concert at Key Arena on March 28, when she also was at the Best Western Loyal Inn and the Wasabi Bistro.

"Anyone who was in those locations at the listed times should find out if they have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously. If you're not vaccinated, you can get the measles just by walking into a room where someone with the disease has been in the past couple of hours."

Most people are vaccinated as children, but the department has asked any Kings Of Leon fans who were never inoculated or who "aren't sure if they're immune" to be aware of a fever or an unexplained rash. The band have yet to respond to the statement. They are currently touring Canada and are due to play the Credit Union Centre tonight (April 4).

This is not the first time the band have been hit by a bizarre outbreak at a gig. In 2010, Kings Of Leon were forced to walk offstage after they were pelted with bird droppings by a flock of pigeons.

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