DuPage health officials warn of potential measles exposure

Updated 2/11/2015 11:49 AM

In light of recent reported measles cases in Illinois, DuPage County health officials are warning residents about potential exposures to the illness in DuPage.

People involved in the reported Cook County cases visited places throughout northern Illinois, the DuPage health department said in a news release. Two more infants from a Palatine day care center have measles, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois to 10, health officials said Tuesday afternoon.


Chicago and Cook County health officials said nine of the 10 cases are associated with a KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine. All of the cases there are among unvaccinated infants and adults. The two most recent cases are both infants.

The people with confirmed measles cases in Cook County were interviewed, and health officials learned some people had visited certain locations in DuPage, according to a health department spokesman.

Potential exposures in DuPage may have happened to:

• Customers at the Jewel-Osco, 750 Army Trail Road, Carol Stream, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6

• Customers and visitors at Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa, 792 W. Army Trail Road, Carol Stream, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 6 or 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 7.

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• Patients and visitors at Advanced Pediatrics Neonatal Medicine, 473 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 30, or from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 31.

The health department is working with these businesses, which are "maintaining a healthy environment without disruption in services," according to the news release.

Those who were potentially exposed and have a fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes with or without a rash should call a health care provider.

No measles cases have been reported in DuPage County, the health department said.

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