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  • 6 April 2014, 19:13

Kings Of Leon Fans Warned Over Measles

Kings of Leon fans are being urged to check if they have been vaccinated against measles after a woman with the virus attended one of their concerts.

The Washington State Department of Health has listed the band's concert in Seattle on March 28 as source of possible measles exposure.

A statement on the department's website said the woman in her 20s had become contagious on March 26 after visiting family in Canada.

The show was held at the Key Arena which has a capacity of more than 17,000.

Officials are also warning people who may have visited the same cafes and shops as the woman on the same day and on March 29.

The bakery where she works is also on the list of locations.

"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," the website says.

Anyone who has not been vaccinated and is not immune is being advised to see help from a medical professional immediately.

The website stresses that public risk is low except for people who are unvaccinated.

Measles is highly contagious and can cause a rash, fever, cough, eye irritation and in some circumstances it can be fatal.

In the UK children are vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) to babies and then a second dose is given between the ages of three and five.

The Kings of Leon are currently on their Mechanical Bull world tour and start a series of concerts in the UK at the Isle of Wight festival on June 15.

In 2010 the band was forced to cancel a concert after getting pooed on by pigeons. Later that year they had to postpone a gig at London's O2 after a fire ripped through two of their tour buses.

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