Measles Case Confirmed in Central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): State health officials have confirmed a case of measles in Central Indiana. The case doesn't appear to be related to the measles outbreak among the Amish community in Ohio. However, state health officials are working with local departments to identify any additional cases of measles.


According to a release sent by the Indiana State Department of Health, Individuals who visited the following Central Indiana locations on the dates and times provided below 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 19, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

July 22, 10 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

St. Vincent Carmel Hospital Emergency Department

13500 N. Meridian St.

Carmel, IN 46032

 

·July 20, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

July 21, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

St. Vincent Outpatient Treatment Center

11455 N. Meridian St., Suite 210

Carmel, IN 46032

 


Most people will have been immunized against measles as a child. Individuals born before 1957 are presumed to be immune to measles.


Symptoms

Measles begins with a fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes about 7 to 10 days after exposure. The fever increases and can get as high as 105 degrees. Two to four days later, a rash starts on the face and upper neck. It spreads down the back and trunk, and then extends to the arms and hands, as well as the legs and feet. After about five days, the rash fades the same order in which it appeared.

 

Measles is highly contagious. When infected persons sneeze or cough, droplets spray into the air. Those droplets remain active and contagious in the air and on surfaces for up to two hours. 

 

What you can do

If you are experiencing the symptoms of measles, stay home and call your doctor.