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Thousands Exposed To Measles In Super Bowl Village

2/8/2012

Two teenage children exposed thousands of people to a highly contagious disease.

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State Health Commissioner Dr. Gregory Larkin says the teens developed measles and visited Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis last week. He says they were not vaccinated against the disease.

The State Health Department has alerted all health care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms. Larkin says "the people around the infected person with measles has to be susceptible to getting the measles and the largest percentage of our population has been well vaccinated."

Symptoms start with a fever and other cold like symptoms...they usually start a week or so after coming into contact with the carrier. The fever is followed by a rash on the face and neck that spreads and goes away in less than a week.

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