2 more KinderCare infants diagnosed with measles

  • Two more infants associated with the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine have been diagnosed with measles.

    Two more infants associated with the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine have been diagnosed with measles. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Posted2/14/2015 12:05 PM

Two more infants enrolled at a Palatine day care center have been diagnosed with measles.

In Illinois, there are now 13 confirmed cases, all in Cook County.

 

A dozen of the patients are linked to the outbreak at the KinderCare Learning Center, 929 E. Palatine Road, a state department of health spokeswoman said.

Health officials this week cleared five infants who contracted the highly contagious disease to return to the day care center.

Measles can cause fever, runny nose, cough and a rash. The disease can pose severe health complications, including fatal cases of pneumonia and encephalitis.

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