The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Sedgwick County Health Department has identified another possible exposure to measles from a Wichita restaurant.
The KDHE and SCHD said an employee at Sumo by Nambara was reported as a new measles case, and public health officials have determined this employee worked during the infectious period, which can occur before symptoms begin.
Health officials are requesting anyone who dined at Sumo by Nambara, 11233 E. 13th St. N. in Wichita, on July 11 or 12, and later developed an illness with fever and rash, to contact their health care provider or the Sedgwick County Health Department at 316-66-7424. Health care providers should call SCHD or the KDHE at 877-427-7317.
Measles is highly contagious and is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing. The signs and symptoms of measles typically begin one to two weeks after someone is exposed to an infected person. Symptoms include:
- Blotchy rash on the skin, which spreads from the head to the trunk then to the lower extremities (Measles can be spread to others from four days before to four days after the rash appears.)
- Runny nose
- Red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)
- Feeling run down, achy
- Tiny white spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth (Koplik spots)