Confirmed case of measles in Central Ind.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE)The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed a case of measles in Central Indiana, according to a release sent out Friday. State health officials are working with health departments and providers to identify additional cases of measles. Officials said the case does not appear to be related to the measles out break among the Amish community in Ohio. 

The state health department wants to alert those who have visited the following locations in Central Indiana that they may have been exposed:

  • July 17, 1:45 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

    St. Vincent Immediate Care Center
    10801 N. Michigan Road, Suite 110
    Zionsville, IN 46077
    *This Center shares a waiting room with other physicians.

  • July 18, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Ocean World Restaurant
    1206 86th St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46260

  • July 18, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Ocean World Restaurant
    1206 86th St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
  • July 20, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.
    July 21, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    St. Vincent Outpatient Treatment Center
    11455 N. Meridian St., Suite 210
    Carmel, IN 46032

St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, St. Vincent Outpatient Treatment Center and Immediate Care Center are contacting staff and patients who may have been exposed.

According to the press release, measles begin with a fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes about seven to ten days after exposure. The fever increases and can get as high as 105 degrees. Typically, a rash starts about two to four days after infection on the face and upper neck, and then down to the rest of the body.

Officials said if anyone experiences the symptoms of measles they should stay home and call a doctor immediately.

The Indiana Department of Health said people who were born before 1957 are presumed to be immune to measles.

State health officials said more than 95 percent of people who receive a single dose of MMR will develop immunity to measles, and more than 99 percent will be protected after receiving a second dose. Two doses of the vaccine are needed to be fully protected.

For more information on measles, click here to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

 

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