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Indiana Measles Outbreak Expands to 13 Cases

By February 14, 2012

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The measles outbreak in Indiana is quickly expanding to include more people.

From the initial 4 cases last week to 10 cases yesterday, the Indiana State Department of Health now reports that at least 13 people have measles in Central Indiana. In addition to one of the initial cases that exposed up to 200,000 at last weekend's Super Bowl Village, there is now a case in at least one local school, the Noblesville Intermediate School, and exposures at other schools, health clinics, and churches, including:

  • Delphi Electronics & Safety, Kokomo -- Feb. 1-Feb. 9
  • Hartley Funeral Home, Cicero -- Jan. 25 and Jan. 26
  • Kroger on West Logan Street, Noblesville -- Feb. 10
  • Walmart on Clover Road, Noblesville -- Feb. 10
  • College Park Church, Indianapolis -- Jan. 1, Jan. 15 and ongoing
  • Indianapolis Grace Ethiopian Church/Westlake Community Church, Indianapolis -- Jan. 8
  • Noblesville Intermediate School -- Feb. 9
  • White River Elementary School -- Feb. 13
  • Ivy Tech Community College, Anderson Campus -- Jan. 26, Jan. 31 and Feb. 2
  • Delphi Electronics & Safety, Kokomo -- Feb. 1-Feb. 9
  • Hartley Funeral Home, Cicero -- Jan. 25 and Jan. 26
  • Kroger on West Logan Street, Noblesville -- Feb. 10
  • Walmart on Clover Road, Noblesville -- Feb. 10
  • College Park Church, Indianapolis -- Jan. 1, Jan. 15 and ongoing
  • Indianapolis Grace Ethiopian Church/Westlake Community Church, Indianapolis -- Jan. 8
  • Noblesville Intermediate School -- Feb. 9
  • White River Elementary School -- Feb. 13
  • Ivy Tech Community College, Anderson Campus -- Jan. 26, Jan. 31 and Feb. 2

If you live in the area and may have been exposed, be on the watch for measles symptoms. Remember to call before going to the doctor or to the hospital or a clinic if you think that you or your child has measles so that they can take appropriate isolation precautions.

And get vaccinated. The Indiana Super Bowl Village outbreak is shaping up to be one of the largest measles outbreaks of the last few years.

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Comments
February 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm
(1) Ally says:

Is this regular measles or can it include rubella (german measles)? If you have not had the rubella vaccine should you be worried or not?

February 15, 2012 at 9:19 am
(2) Vincent Iannelli, MD says:

“Is this regular measles or can it include rubella (german measles)? If you have not had the rubella vaccine should you be worried or not?”

This is measles, but if you have not had the rubella vaccine, it is quite possible that you have not had the measles vaccine either, since they have been given together as the MMR vaccine for some time now.

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