Measles cases rise to 16 in Indiana

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Published on March 13, 2012 with No Comments

An additional case of measles has been confirmed in central Indiana, bringing the total number of cases to 16, according to state health officials. 

All confirmed cases of measles have a common association, meaning they all stem from an initial case which was identified in early February.  State health officials would like to reiterate that, at this time, no measles cases have been reported as a result of the exposure which occurred at Super Bowl Village.

The Indiana State Department of Health has established a hotline to help answer questions from the general public: 877-826-0011 (TTY/TTD 888-561-0044). State health department staff will be available Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  14 feb 2012 … shops. 24/7 online support. absolute privacy. best drugs at discount  

About measles

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It is rare in the U.S. due to high levels of vaccination with the measles, mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine; however, unvaccinated visitors from other countries can transmit measles to unvaccinated people in the U.S., or unvaccinated U.S. citizens traveling abroad can become infected during travel. 

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. Children are routinely vaccinated for measles at 1 year of age, and again at 4 to 6 years of age before going to kindergarten, but children as young as 6 months old can receive the measles vaccine if they are at risk. 

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Measles begins with a fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes about seven to10 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 in the same order in which it appeared.

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

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Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent transmission.  If you are experiencing the symptoms of measles, stay home and call your doctor right away. Alert your doctor if you think you have been in contact with an infected person and be prepared to describe your symptoms. 

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