INDIANAPOLIS — The Marion County Public Health Department on Tuesday issued a warning about an out-of-state person with measles who visited a hotel and restaurant in Indianapolis.
The department said the person, who was not identified in any way, visited Microtel Inn & Suites, 5815 Rockville Road, from midnight to 2 p.m. March 18 and Shapiro’s Delicatessen, 808 S. Meridian St., from noon to 2:15 p.m. the same date.
Symptoms from one of the potential exposure sites in Indianapolis would have begun since Monday, the department said in a news release. Symptoms of measles include high fever, cough, runny eyes and nose and a rash.
A health department release said that most county residents should already be vaccinated and adequately protected against the measles infection. The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is routinely given to children from 12-15 months of age along with a second dose from 4-6 years. Adults born prior to 1957 are generally considered immune.
Anyone with questions about their vaccination status can contact their health care provider or call the Marion County Public Health Department’s Immunization Program at (317) 221-2122.