Second Measles Case
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District says call a health care provider if you are having symptoms
Champaign, IL – The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is reporting a second local case of measles. 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. Individuals unsure of their vaccine records should call their health care provider to check to see if they are fully vaccinated. Individuals with symptoms should CALL their health care provider to discuss the need for testing before presenting to the clinic. University of Illinois students who have symptoms should contact McKinley Health Center before presenting for care.
The person who was identified, who was infectious at the time, was at the locations listed below. Two hours have been added to the time after the individual left the following locations.
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE LOCATION
|January 18, 2019 2:00 – 5:30 PM||McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois|
|January 28, 2019 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM||University of Illinois School of Social Work|
|January 29, 2019 3:00 – 6:00 PM||University of Illinois School of Social Work|
|January 31, 2019 7:30 – 9:30 PM||Carle Hospital Emergency Department|
|January 27 – 31, 2019||Maywood Apartment Building at 51 East John Street, Champaign|
Symptoms of measles
include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. If
individuals develop symptoms of measles, CUPHD recommends they stay home and
call their healthcare provider. Special arrangements can be made for
evaluation while also protecting other patients and medical staff from possible
Measles can cause serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Measles is easily spread through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. People can also get sick when they come in contact with mucus or saliva from an infected person.
“If you feel you may have measles, it is extremely important that you call your healthcare provider first, rather than showing up to a healthcare facility where additional exposures could occur,” said CUPHD Administrator, Julie Pryde. “If you or your children are not currently vaccinated against measles, it is advised that you do so now. One dose offers up to 93 percent protection. Two doses offer 97 percent protection. Both cases in this situation were non-immune persons but the overall Champaign-Urbana community is highly immunized.”
For more information about measles, contact your health care provider.
- Champaign-Urbana Public Health District – 217-531-4255
- Christie Clinic – 217-902-6000
- Carle – 217-902-6000
- OSF – 888-627-5673
- McKinley Health Center – 217-333-2700
- Frances Nelson/Promise Healthcare – 217-403-5412; 217-902-6000
The Illinois Department of Public Health website: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/measles.