SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state’s Department of Public Health is reporting a confirmed case of measles in northern Illinois.
Director Nirav Shah says a visitor from outside the United States became ill last week and tested positive for measles. The person has since recovered and is no longer infectious.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
Shah says the person visited several locations in northern Illinois, including hotels and a Northern Illinois University graduation.
The department is working with health officials in Chicago, DeKalb and Evanston to find anyone who may have had contact with the infected person.READ MORE: Pedestrian Struck And Killed On I-57 In Will County; Southbound Lanes Closed
Shah says a person who may have been exposed and is experiencing a 101 degree temperature or higher, cough, runny nose and red eyes and rash should contact a health care provider for care.
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