This year’s Super Bowl turned out to be a serious reminder for anyone who is not properly immunized against the measles virus. The Indiana State Health Department has confirmed that an infected person was at the game and infected their sibling.
More than 200,000 people visited the Super Bowl Village two days before the game when the infected person was there as well. Health officials worry the virus may be spreading.
Health officials say measles is highly contagious.
Children usually are vaccinated when they reach their first birthday and again from ages 4 to 6. Check with your family physician to make sure you and your family members are up to date on their vaccinations.