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  • Measles Outbreak in United States, IL has 7 confirmed cases thus far, in 2019

    Posted by Eva Detloff on 4/10/2019



    As of April 4, 2019, the United States has 465 confirmed cases of measles since January 1, 2019, Thus far, cases are in 19 states and Illinois has 7 confirmed measles cases this year. These high number of cases are the second highest since measles were eliminated in 2000. (Per the Centers for Disease Control). Español

    • "Travelers with measles continue to bring the disease into the U.S." (CDC)
    • "The majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated." (CDC)

    Measles Prevention

    Measles are Highly Contagiousl

    Vaccines: The Myths and the Facts per the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.  

    Illinois Measles Rules (Administrative Rules Title 77 Public Health)


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