Measles

One Case Lands Indiana On Measles Watchlist

Aug 24, 2018
A rash forms on a person with measles 3-5 days after they contract the virus. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Lauren Chapman

Indiana is one of 21 states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention placed on a watch list for measles.  The state has had one reported case of measles. It takes three to declare an outbreak. 

Is Indiana At Risk for Measles Outbreak?

Feb 5, 2015
Sanofi Pasteur / https://www.flickr.com/photos/sanofi-pasteur/

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has a lot in common with Disneyland, the starting point for the current measles outbreak, which has infected more than 100 people and spread to 14 states. Kids there interact a lot with their environment, sometimes putting their hands in their mouths, then everywhere else — then back in their mouths.  To fight the spread of germs, at the museum, hand sanitizer and soap and water is never far away, and the staff is vigilant about wiping down surfaces with disinfectants. 

Measles Reported in Boone and Hamilton Counties

Feb 15, 2012

Indiana’s Department of Health is investigating more than a dozen cases of measles in the state.

Outbreaks have been reported in Boone and Hamilton Counties.

Commissioner Greg Larkin expects the number of cases to increase.

He says symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes about ten days after exposure to the virus.

Those who believe they may be infected are encouraged to contact a doctor.

The state has set up a hotline to answer questions about measles.  Call 877-826-011 for more information.

Purdue Students Need Measles Immunizations

Feb 9, 2012

Nearly 1,000 Purdue students need to get measles immunizations within the next month.

The university is sending emails to 972-students who must get vaccinated by March 12th, or their academic records will be put on hold.

State health officials report an outbreak of the virus this past weekend at Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis.

If measles are reported on campus, students who have not received proper immunizations will not be allowed to attend class or other campus activities.