Northern Indiana Measles Outbreak

The following is a partial statment from the Indiana Health Alert Network:

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has been notified of five (5) confirmed cases of measles in Northeastern Indiana. Community exposures may have occurred and area residents may have been exposed. These cases appear to be related to an international exposure and subsequent transmission among unvaccinated individuals. Individuals who have received two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine are unlikely to be infected.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness, transmitted by respiratory droplets, with a secondary attack rate of up to 90% in susceptible persons.

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