Marion County Health Department reports possible measles exposure at Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  – The Marion County Public Health Department reports that individuals who attended the solar eclipse event on April 8, at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis may have been exposed to a person with measles.

The person is not an Indiana resident but traveled there while infectious.

There are currently no confirmed cases of measles reported in Marion County this year.

Officials say anyone exposed and susceptible to measles would most likely see symptoms develop by April 22. But symptoms could be seen as late as April 29, due to measles' incubation period.

The Health Department does say the risk to the general public remains low.

Symptoms for measles include:

• Fever

• Cough

• Runny nose

• Red eyes

• Tiny white spots inside the mouth

• Rash that starts on the hairline and face and spreads to trunk, arms, and legs

Health officials say if you develop symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

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