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Department of Public Health Investigates Possible Measles Exposures

The infected individual visited several Chicago locations on Dec. 12, officials say

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The Chicago Department of Public Health is investigating possible measles exposures after a traveler with a confirmed measles infection visited several Chicago locations earlier this month.

According to the CDPH, the person visited a Mr. Greek Gyros location in the 200 block of South Halsted Street and a Starbucks in the 500 block of North State Street on Dec. 12 between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The individual was also at O’Hare International Airport on Dec. 12 and Dec. 17.

Exposures may have occurred at the following locations:

Dec. 12

12:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. Mr. Greek Gyros, 234 South Halsted Street

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Starbucks, 515 North State Street

3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. O’Hare International Airport Terminal 3

Dec. 17

4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. O’Hare International Airport Terminal 1

Individuals who think they may have been exposed should check immunization records, or contact their healthcare provider to determine whether they are at risk.

According to the CDPH, those at greatest risk for infection are unvaccinated children, pregnant women without evidence of measles immunity, and individuals with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms include high fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, diarrhea and a rash of tiny, red spots.

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