Officials: ECC student confirmed to have measles

 
Updated 2/10/2015 7:31 PM

An already confirmed measles case in Cook County was determined to be an Elgin Community College student, officials said Tuesday.

The Kane County Health Department notified the college on Monday that a case of measles had been confirmed in one of the school's students, Elgin Community College Executive Director of Communications Jeff Julian said.

 

Kane County Health Department Spokesman Tom Schlueter said the student does not represent a new measles case.

Before being diagnosed, the student went to classes on Feb. 3 and Feb. 5, and also visited the library on Feb. 3, according to an email sent to the college's students and staff.

According to the notice, the college is working with public health officials to contact anyone who may have been exposed to measles by the infected student.

Although those who have been immunized against measles are not at risk for getting the illness, those who have concerns or have not been vaccinated should contact their health care provider or the Kane County Health Department, according to the email.

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