Health department warns of measles exposure at 2 Indianapolis locations




Health officials are warning of a case of measles that may have been exposed to people at two Indianapolis locations.

The Marion County Health Department confirmed the case in an out-of-state visitor who stayed at the Microtel Inn & Suites at 5815 Rockville Road between midnight and 2 p.m. on March 18. The infected individual also visited Shapiro’s Delicatessen on South Meridian Street between noon and 2:15 p.m. the same day.

The department said most residents should already be vaccinated and protected against measles infection. Anyone with questions about their vaccination status should ask their health care provider or call the department’s Immunization Program at 317-221-2122.

Symptoms of measles, including high fever, cough, runny eyes and nose and rash usually appear a week to 14 days after infection. Symptoms from the Marion County exposure would begin between March 25 and April 8.

If you may have been exposed and are showing symptoms of measles, contact your doctor immediately and tell them about the measles exposure before the visit so appropriate precautions can be made.

Shapiro’s issued the following statement about the possible exposure Wednesday:

“An out-of-state driver, who visited Shapiro’s on March 18th, was confirmed to have measles when they reached their destination. Shapiro’s is proud of our clean atmosphere & legendary food. We passed our most recent health inspection earlier this year, with flying colors.”

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