State health officials confirmed another case of measles in Hamilton County today, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 16. The Indiana State Department of Health and local health departments continue surveillance and investigation in an effort to prevent the further spread of transmission of measles and protect public health.
The State Health Department says individuals may have been exposed to measles at the following location and dates:
- Woodland Country Club, Carmel (Feb. 9,10, and 11)
Health officials are working with the Woodland Country Club to contact members and their guests to alert them to the potential risk of exposure. All individuals who think they may have been exposed to an individual with measles and are unsure of their vaccination status are encouraged to check their immunization status with their health care provider. Two properly administered doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine are needed to be fully protected. Individuals born before 1957 are presumed to be immune to measles.
The Indiana State Department of Health has established a hotline to help answer questions from the general public. Note: The hotline is not in service over the weekend, but information about measles can be found on the Indiana State Department of Health website at www.statehealth.in.gov.
- The hotline number is 1-877-826-0011 (TTY/TTD 1-888-561-0044).
- State Health Department staff will be on-hand during the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday to answer questions.
Note: Immunization status cannot be verified through this hotline. Individuals unsure of vaccination status are encouraged to contact your health care provider, as they have access to the Indiana Immunization Registry.