Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Additional Measles Cases

Sunday - Feb 17, 2019

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is reporting two more cases of measles. The third case was in quarantine for the entire infectious period. The fourth case is pending genotyping results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All four of the measles cases are no longer infectious.

Most individuals are vaccinated routinely, in childhood, starting at age 1 (MMR, Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine) and are not at high risk for infection. Of most concern are people who have not been vaccinated, including infants. Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is working with the Urbana Early Childhood School and Carle to identify potential contacts. If you were at any of these exposure sites, please contact public health or your healthcare provider for follow-up.

Individuals with symptoms of measles (fever, rash, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes) and an exposure should CALL their health care provider to discuss the need for testing before going to a clinic.

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