NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - Noblesville is notifying city employees that one city worker has been diagnosed with measles.
The city said in a news release Friday night that the person worked in the city Street Department, and it was working with the state Department of Health to evaluate the situation and determine the next steps.
It was unclear whether the city worker was one of the 13 already confirmed cases in the ongoing measles outbreak that came to light when the state said a person with measles had visited downtown Indianapolis during Super Bowl festivities.
Since then, cases have been confirmed at two Noblesville schools , and the state has released more than a dozen sites where health officials believe people could have been exposed to the very contagious virus.
Anyone born after 1957 who has not received the series of two measles vaccines is at risk of infection. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and a rash all over the body. Anyone who believes they or a family member may have measles should contact their family physician.
Anyone who thinks he or she may have measles should stay home and away from others, especially unvaccinated infants.
If you have concerns or questions about the measles outbreak you can call a state hotline, 1-877-826-0011 between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Immunization status cannot be verified through this hotline.
If you think you or a family member may have measles symptoms, or you need to verify your immunization status, contact your family physician.
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