September 28, 2005

On Sept. 22, the Clark County Health District, which includes the city of Las Vegas, published a health notice for the 26,000 attendees of the Global Gaming Expo, also known as G2E, held between Sept. 13 and 15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The notice relates to a distributor of ice-cream samples working at the Schwan's booth who was diagnosed with hepatitis A. Convention organizers have provided the CCHD with a list of all registered attendees, most of whom had been contacted as of press time. According to the CCHD, hepatitis A is a "viral infection of the liver, causing symptoms of jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever." Concerned parties should seek medical advice no later than Wed., Sept. 28, the last day symptoms can be prevented -- the 28th being 14 days after Sept. 14, the distributor's last working day at the convention. Those with questions about hepatitis A, or the circumstances of exposure at the convention, should call the CCHD at 702-759-1300 and then press option 5.

On Monday, DMG World Media's Ad:tech Expositions announced its purchase of iMedia Communications, producer of, iMedia Connection newsletters, the iMedia Agency and Brand Marketer Summits. "Working together with iMedia, we are sure to better serve the interactive marketing sector and its dynamic needs," said Don Knox, VP of Ad:tech Expositions.