BOSTON (CBS) — The cost for fans to attend the Super Bowl is sky-high, but possible exposure to measles could make the price much higher than anyone expected.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports.

According to WISH-TV in Indianapolis, the Department of Health is investigating whether a person with the contagious disease visited the Super Bowl village on Friday. Two people have since contracted measles.

Measles is a highly contagious illness that can be spread through the air by coughing or sneezing.

Read: Measles Fact Sheet (.pdf)

Symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, watery red eyes and a cough, followed days later by a rash.

Those who notice symptoms are encouraged to contact their doctors.

Anita Barry of the Boston Public Health Commission told WBZ-TV they are aware of the situation, but have not had any reports of measles cases here.

Barry said if you believe you have symptoms call your doctor, but don’t go in, in the event you may be infected.


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