TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - There is an infectious disease going across the country, with an outbreak in our backyard.
Last week, two cases of the measles were diagnosed just following Super Bowl activities in Indianapolis.
The Indiana State Department of Health now says there are 13 cases of the measles; they are all in Boone and Hamilton counties.
So far none of the cases have reached the Wabash Valley, but officials say if you do get the symptoms immediately go to your doctor.
8 to 12 days after exposure, the virus begins as flu-like symptoms; runny nose, fever, and cough.
Then 3 to 5 days later, a rash develops. It usually starts on the face and then spreads throughout the entire body.
Health officials say there is one way to definitely avoid the virus.
"Anytime you have a large number of people in a small area, you know you're at risk to come into contact with people that may have something that you're not aware of. That's why we encourage everyone to be fully vaccinated," Myrna Dienhart of Union Hosp
Now, here's some more information: Indiana's Department of Health has created a hotline. If you or, someone you know has symptoms of the measles: you can call 1-(877) 826-0011.
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