At press time, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported 13 cases of measles in both children and adults in Hamilton and Boone counties.
Health officials encourage you to consider the disease in patients who present with a febrile rash, especially if the patient is unvaccinated.
Recent exposures to the disease occurred when an unvaccinated 11-year-old visited the Super Bowl Village on Feb. 3. Since then, the ISDH has added nine other exposure locations. Find a list on the ISDH website.
State Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin, M.D., advises you to identify patients and staff susceptible to measles infection and urge them to be vaccinated. All suspected cases should be immediately reported.
The ISDH is working with local health departments and physicians to prevent further transmission of the disease.
For information about disease reporting, go here.