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Friday, February 10, 2012

Hundreds Of Thousands Could Have Been Exposed To Measles At Super Bowl Village

Fans pose for photos around Super Bowl Village on Feb. 3, 2012 in downtown Indianapolis, Ind., before the start of Super Bowl XLVI. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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. Read More