City Warns Of Possible Measles Exposures At O'Hare Airport, River North Starbucks, Greektown Restaurant“Measles is highly contagious and any unvaccinated or non-immune person can become infected,” said Dr. Allison Arwady, Acting Public Health Commissioner.
As Measles Crisis Worsens, More Illinoisans Are Claiming Religious Objections To VaccinesStudents are required to get the measles vaccine — along with those for nine other preventable conditions — to attend school in Illinois. That ensures enough kids are immunized to prevent an outbreak. For highly contagious measles, experts say at least 95% of children at a school should be protected.
Indianapolis 500 Officials To Offer Measles Vaccine At RaceAt least 20 confirmed cases of mumps also were reported at Indiana University in Bloomington, about 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
City Announces First Case Of Measles This YearCity officials have announced the first confirmed measles case in Chicago this year. Now, officials are looking for people who may have been exposed.
7 Cases Of Measles Reported In Illinois This Year, 839 NationwideIllinois is taking action now that measles is on the rise across the country.
Cook County Named Most Vulnerable Place In U.S. For Measles Outbreak; 'It's Going To Get Nasty'A new study in the medical journal "The Lancet" ranks Cook County as the most vulnerable place in the country for an outbreak.
Illinois Health Department Responding To US Measles OutbreakState public health workers are increasing accessibility to vaccines in response to an outbreak of measles in the U.S. that includes seven cases in Illinois.
Synagogues Take Caution As Passover Approaches Amid Measles OutbreakAs Passover approaches, some synagogues will be putting signs up on doors warning unvaccinated congregants.
Illinois Hospitals Warn Families Of Unvaccinated ChildrenThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all children get two doses of measles vaccine, which it says is 97% effective.
Measles Exposure Possible In Several Chicago, North Suburban Cook County LocationsAfter a confirmed case of measles in a north suburban Cook County resident, health officials are warning the public who may have been exposed to the disease before the patient was aware of the sickness.
Anti-Vaxxers' Adult Son Gets Measles, Now He Has A Message: 'The Science On This Has Been Settled'"It makes me so angry. My parents thought they were doing the right thing. They were persuaded by the anti-vaxxers," Joshua Nerius said.
Travelers At Midway Airport Might Have Been Exposed To Measles Last WeekThe Illinois Department of Public Health is warning anyone who might have been at Midway International Airport last Friday night that they might have been exposed to measles.
Measles Cases Skyrocket In Europe, Killing DozensThe World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018. At least 37 people have died.
CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In 21 StatesThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says it's monitoring an outbreak of measles in 21 states.
CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Illinois, 20 Other StatesThe Centers for Disease Control is monitoring cases of measles in 21 states, including Illinois.