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Case of measles confirmed in northern Chicago suburbs

March 28, 2019

OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials have confirmed a case of measles in a northern Chicago suburb and say others may have been exposed.

The Cook County Department of Public Health says the diagnosed person has a recent travel history to another country that has ongoing measles transmission. The case was confirmed Tuesday and the person is no longer infectious. However officials say the person may have exposed others before realizing he or she was sick.

Measles symptoms include fever, rash, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. Officials issued a list of places in Chicago and the northern suburbs and said if you have symptoms and were at one of the places on the list earlier this month you should call your health care provider.