While the fan-term "Convention Flu" is pretty common, a more severe disease was brought to the Mandalay Bay and Luxor Hotel this year: Measles.
Late Thursday night, the Southern Nevada Health District released a report that a visitor with measles was at the Mandalay Bay and Luxor Hotel for the duration of August 1st to August 6th. Evo 2019 was held during August 2nd through August 4th, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, but meetups and warmups were both arranged in the Luxor Hotel.
Nobody knows if the person with measles was an Evo attendee, competitor, or someone at the hotel having nothing to do with the event. While the Mandalay Bay Convention Center was not listed in the SNHD report, it’s possible that Evo attendees were exposed.
Anyone who has had the measles vaccine is unlikely to contract any illness from contact with the virus. Symptoms of measles, however, don’t show until around 10 to 21 days after exposure to the virus.
There are currently no reports of any attendees affected by this outbreak. Stay on the lookout on our front page for any possible updates; we’ll keep you posted!