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Cook County public health officials are reporting a confirmed case of measles in a north suburban resident, according to a press release from the Cook County Department of Public Health published on Wednesday, March 27.
Per the release, the Cook County resident has a recent travel history to another country with ongoing measles transmission. The case was confirmed on March 26, and is no longer infectious, according to public health officials.
The release states the patient may have exposed others before they realized they were sick.
The possible exposures sites and times present at the locations listed in the release are as follows:
Full Circle Fitness — 55 Green Bay Road (9 a.m.-noon Monday, March 18)
Glenbrook Hospital Laboratory and Oncology Center — 2100 Pfingsten Road (2-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 22)
Dunbrook Cleaners and Tailors, Dunbrook Center — 2750 Dundee Road (11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, March 18, and 4:45-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21)
Sunset Foods — 1127 Church St. (5-8 p.m. Monday, March 18)
Dairy Queen — 2770 Dundee Road (5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21)
Rochelle Zell Jewish High School — 1095 Lake Cook Road (1-6 p.m. Sunday, March 17)
Bed Bath and Beyond — 96 S. Waukegan Road ( 4-7 p.m. Monday, March 18)
Home Depot — 655 Lake Cook Road (10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday, March 21)
Medical Office — 707 Lake Cook Road (11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 21, and 1:15-3:45 p.m. Friday, March 22)
North Shore Urgent Care — 49 Waukegan Road (9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23)
Greek Islands Restaurant — 200 S. Halsted St. (5-8:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 19)
Nederlander Theater — 24 W. Randolph St. (7:15-11:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 19)
Giorgio Elan Salon — 9025 N. Milwaukee Ave (2-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21)
Shell Gas Station — 9002 N. Milwaukee Ave (3:45-6 p.m. Thursday, March 21)
Fresh Farms — 8203 W. Golf Road (1:45-6:40 p.m. Thursday, March 21)
Northshore Evanston Hospital: Emergency Department — 2650 Ridge Ave. (10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, March 23, into Sunday, March 24)
The release states symptoms of measles include fever, rash, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. If you visited the previous locations in the days and times listed,and are experiencing any symptoms, health officials are encouraging you to call your healthcare provider before going to a medical office.
For more information, please contact your local health department:
• Suburban Cook County residents: CCDPH at (708) 836-8699.
• Evanston residents: Evanston Health Department at (847) 448-4311.
• Chicago residents: Chicago Department of Public Health at (312) 746-5380 and select option 1.
• Suburban Lake County residents: Lake County Health Department - North Shore Health Center at (847) 377-8800.