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Measles Confirmed In Monroe County

Last updated on Friday, August 30, 2013

(MONROE CO.) - A case of measles has been confirmed in Monroe County.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, a person who was not vaccinated became infected with measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease, while overseas.

That person, who was contagious, was at Indianapolis International Airport Aug. 22.

Those who were at the hospital that day and experience symptoms of measles, such as rash, fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, should stay home and call their health care provider.

Those who could be infected will start showing symptoms between Aug. 24 and Sept. 12.

State Health officals says health care providers should consider measles when treating people experiencing rashes and fevers, especially if the patient is unvaccinated and visited the airport on Aug. 22, or has a history of travel to Texas, international travel or contact with international visitors or symptomatic cases.

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