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Individual With Measles Unknowingly Exposes Public at Disney Performance

Disney on Ice
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Disney, known for its commitment to guest safety and well-being, diligently safeguards its theme parks against infectious diseases such as measles. The stringent measures in place at Disney parks aim to prevent the spread of contagious illnesses and ensure a healthy environment for visitors. By actively focusing on disease control and prevention, Disney underscores its dedication to public health and safety at all its establishments.

However, there are certain times when Disney’s preparedness cannot fully safeguard the public from such dangers. This is more evident than ever after the news broke that a person with measles exposed others at a performance of Disney on Ice in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Outbreak at Disney Show

A Cincinnati individual infected with measles unknowingly put others at risk of contracting the highly contagious disease during a visit to a Disney on Ice production. Measles, a concerning infectious disease, can spread rapidly in settings where people gather closely, such as entertainment venues that host Disney on Ice productions. The Dayton Daily News reports,

“Anyone at the performance of Disney on Ice at the Heritage Bank Center, located at 100 Broadway in Cincinnati, at 7 p.m. on March 8 or visited the Sugarcreek Health Center, located at 6438 Wilmington Pike in Dayton, from 12:55 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 13 could have been exposed to measles.

People who were at either of those locations during those time frames should call their local health department so they can assess your vaccination status, provide information regarding signs and symptoms of measles, and inform you of the next steps to keep you and others protected, Public Health said.”

The incident highlights the importance of staying vigilant and informed about potential exposure to measles in public spaces, especially for individuals who may not be vaccinated against the virus. This unfortunate situation serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges posed by preventable diseases like measles in public settings, emphasizing the critical role of vaccination and disease control measures in safeguarding public health.

Related: Disney Cast Member Who Suffered Devastating Injuries Mid-Performance “Fighting For Her Life”

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A Terrifying Report

Amid the magic and wonder of Disney on Ice, this measles case looms large, impacting both visitors and the broader community. The enchanting performances and beloved Disney Park characters are now juxtaposed against a backdrop of public health concerns. The outbreak of measles at this Disney show has sparked widespread attention and raised important questions about disease control and prevention in crowded public spaces.

Overall, the presence of measles at Disney’s show serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing importance of measles vaccination, disease control, and community awareness. The repercussions of a potential measles outbreak could reverberate within the broader context of public health in the United States. As the situation evolves, it underscored the critical need for collaboration between health officials, businesses, and individuals to safeguard against the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles.

disney on ice encanto, isabella (left), mirabel (middle), and luisa (right)

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If you were at the show and are showing measles symptoms, please seek medical attention right away.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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