Franciscan Health hospitals limit visits to curb measles

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The nation’s measles outbreak is starting to have an impact here in Indiana.

Franciscan Health hospitals have implemented temporary visitor restrictions.

The policy means visitors who have not been vaccinated against measles, are not immune to measles, or are unaware of their status are asked not to visit the areas an units of these hospitals:

  • Indianapolis Campus: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; pediatrics; labor and delivery; postpartum; newborn nursery; oncology; and bone marrow transplant.
  • Mooresville Campus: labor and delivery; postpartum; and Special Care Nursery.

Limits have also been placed on areas and units in the Crawfordsville, Crown Point, Lafayette East and Rensselaer hospitals.

So far this year, more than 760 people in the country have contracted measles. At least one case is here in Indiana. New York has been the hardest hit with more than 550 cases.

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