Measles case confirmed at IU Bloomington

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Health professionals are once again warning Hoosiers about measles.

State health officials said Friday that one case has been confirmed in a student at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus.

The student does not live on campus and did not attend classes while infections.

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It begins with a fever, cough and runny nose about 7-10 days after exposure.  Two to four days after that, a rash starts on the face and spreads down the rest of the body.

Measles outbreaks are usually rare because most people have been vaccinated, but unvaccinated individuals are at risk. Last year, Indiana saw dozens of cases after an unvaccinated person returned form a foreign country.

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