Details on where person infected with measles was in North suburbs, Chicago
A person with measles, apparently contracted while traveling abroad, could have exposed others in 18 locations in the North suburbs and Chicago.
The person was confirmed to have measles on Tuesday and could have infected others between March 17 and 23 before being diagnosed, the Cook County Department of Public Health reported. Health officials did not say if the person had been vaccinated, but cautioned, "It's important to make sure you are up to date on all vaccines, such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, especially before traveling abroad."
Measles is common in some parts of Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Africa, and kills about 90,000 people a year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The disease starts with fever, rash, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes and can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis.
Measles is very contagious and can be contracted from someone coughing or sneezing, or from mucus or saliva from an infected person.
Anyone who has measles symptoms and was at one of these locations during the times listed should call a health care provider, the Cook County health department said. It's important to call first so the staff can make arrangements to prevent infecting others. There is no longer risk of transmission at the locations below, the health department reported.
The list includes a number of medical office visits, where other patients, staff and visitors are being notified.
Times where transmission could have occurred were extended two hours after the patient left each location, since the measles virus can linger in the air for that long, the health department said.
Sunday, March 17, 1 to 6 p.m., Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, 1095 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield.
Monday, March 18, 9 a.m. to noon, Full Circle Fitness, 55 Green Bay Road, Glencoe.
Monday, March 18, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dunbrook Cleaners and Tailors, Dunbrook Center,
2750 Dundee Road, Northbrook.
Monday, March 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Bed Bath and Beyond, 96 S. Waukegan Road, Deerfield.
Monday, March 18, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunset Foods, 1127 Church St., Northbrook.
Tuesday, March 19, 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Greek Islands Restaurant, 200 S. Halsted St., Chicago.
Tuesday, March 19, 7:15 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., Nederlander Theater, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago.
Thursday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Home Depot, 655 Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield.
Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., medical office, 707 Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield.
Thursday, March 21, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Giorgio Elan Salon, 9025 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles.
Thursday, March 21, 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m., Shell Gas Station, 9002 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles.
Thursday, March 21, 1:45 p.m. to 6:40 p.m., Fresh Farms, 8203 W. Golf Road, Niles.
Thursday, March 21, 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m., Dunbrook Cleaners and Tailors, Dunbrook Center,
2750 Dundee Road, Northbrook.
Thursday, March 21, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Dairy Queen, 2770 Dundee Road, Northbrook.
Friday, March 22, 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., medical office, 707 Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield.
Friday, March 22, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Glenbrook Hospital Laboratory and Oncology Center,
2100 Pfingsten Road, Glenview.
Saturday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northshore Urgent Care, 49 Waukegan Road, Deerfield.
Saturday, March 23, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., Northshore Evanston Hospital -- Emergency Department, 2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston.