Measles outbreak spreads to Noblesville city employee

The measles outbreak has officially spread beyond Noblesville Schools, according to city officials.

Noblesville, Ind.

The measles outbreak has officially spread beyond Noblesville Schools, according to city officials.

Officials announced Friday that a city employee in the Street Department has been diagnosed with the measles.

Measles is an extremely contagious disease. Symptoms can include a fever, cough, runny nose, loss of appetite, and a rash. Symptoms don't typically appear until about seven days after infection.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, anyone who has not received two doses of measles-containing vaccine (usually the MMR vaccine) is at risk for measles.  Those who have been vaccinated for measles are unlikely to acquire the illness.      

The Health Department will advise the city on the next steps to take following an evaluation.

This employee's infection follows more than a dozen from Noblesville Schools. Teachers and students have been encouraged to update their vaccinations after the string of infections.

Researchers have said an infected individual visited the Super Bowl Village.  Howerver, State Department of Health Officials say the outbreak actually started well before then.

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