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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (CBS Cleveland) — Hundreds of thousands of people at the Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis could have been exposed to the measles.
The Indiana State Department of Health confirms that a person infected with the highly contagious disease went to the Super Bowl Village in downtown Indianapolis on Feb. 3, but did not say what time the person was there. WISH-TV reports that 200,000 people were there that day. Health officials said the infected person did not go into the NFL Experience at the Indiana Convention Center.
Indiana is currently working with health officials in New York and Massachusetts to warn them of a potential measles outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also been notified.
Indiana health officials said in a statement to CBS Cleveland that two cases of measles in Hamilton County have been identified and there are two probable cases in Boone County.
A person can contract measles when infected persons sneeze or cough. Symptoms of measles include rash, fever, cough, runny nose red eyes.
According to the CDC, the disease kills 200,000 people worldwide every year.