Kane County Measles Case, No Longer Infectious, May have Exposed Others

Potential Measles Exposures in Kane County

 

Will County Health Department reminds you to have your family up to date on measles vaccinations.

 

Kane County Health Department officials are reporting a confirmed case of measles in the county. The case was confirmed on May 28, 2019, and is no longer infectious, but may have exposed others before realizing s/he was sick. The identified case, which was infectious at the time, was at the locations listed below. Two hours have been added to the time after the individual left.

 

POSSIBLE EXPOSURE                    LOCATION

Monday, May 20, 2019

5:30pm-8pm

At Home (store)

2100 S. Randall Rd., Geneva, IL

Monday, May 20, 2019

5:45pm-8:05pm

Best Buy

1876 S. Randall Rd., Geneva, IL

Monday, May 20, 2019

6:05pm-9:05pm

Colonial Café

552 Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL

Monday, May 20, 2019

7:05pm-9:45pm

Meijer

855 Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

11:20am-3:00pm

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group St. Charles

2900 Foxfield Rd., St. Charles

Friday, May 24, 2019

3:30pm-6:30pm

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group St. Charles

2900 Foxfield Rd., St. Charles

 

 

Symptoms of measles include fever, rash, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. If you visited any of the listed locations during those times AND are experiencing symptoms: CALL your healthcare provider BEFORE going to a medical office or emergency department so that special arrangements for evaluation can be made to protect other patients and medical staff from possible infection. If you were at these locations during these times, but are not experiencing symptoms, check your vaccination status.  If you do not know your vaccination status, talk with a health care provider.

 

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 believe that you might have been in the affected locations at the identified date and time, contact Kane County Health Department at 630.208.3801.

 

People and places are considered exposed up to 2 hours after an infected person was present. Public health officials are working with businesses and healthcare facilities to minimize exposure. The Illinois Department of Public Health is working with local health departments and hospitals during this investigation and information is subject to change. Two doses of measles vaccine are about 97 percent effective in preventing measles.

 

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