Another restaurant identified as possible measles exposure point

WICHITA, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Sedgwick County Health Department identified another possible exposure to measles from a Wichita restaurant.

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.

The employee is a cook at the restaurant, Ivy Yang, the restaurant’s owner, told KSN Thursday night. The employee has been off work since Sunday, and will not return to work until cleared by a doctor.

The sick employee has been in contact with one of the sick employees from Sal’s Japanese Steakhouse, which is connected to four of the measles cases, Yang said.

When news of the measles cases at Sal’s broke last week, Yang ordered her employees to get vaccinated against measles if they had not done so already, she told KSN.

Due to the concern of transmission to the public, health officials are requesting anyone who dined at Sumo by Nambara, 11233 E. 13th St. N. in Wichita, on July 11 and 12, and later developed an illness with fever and rash, to contact their health care provider or the Sedgwick County Health Department at 316-660-7424.

Health care providers who have questions should call SCHD or the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at 877-427-7317.

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