Measles case confirmed at I-U Bloomington

2018-01-10

BLOOMINGTON – Indiana University and state and local health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles on the Bloomington campus.

They are working to identify and directly notify anyone who may have been in close contact with the student and to implement measures to help prevent the additional transmission of the virus.

They hope to track down those potentially exposed to measles during the period from Jan. 2 until the student's diagnosis and self-isolation on Jan. 6. This student, a resident of the McNutt Residence Hall, arrived before the start of the semester to participate in new student orientation.

Vaccines will also be made available to them if needed through a partnership between IU and the Indiana State Department of Health.

Measles is caused by a virus, so it is not treatable with antibiotics, but the same hygiene practices that can help prevent the spread of influenza and other contagious diseases can help prevent the spread of measles.

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