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Illinois reports first measles case since 2019: ‘One of the most contagious diseases known’

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently reported its first case of measles since 2019. 

This comes on the heels of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warning for the public to get fully vaccinated against measles before traveling internationally this summer.

On Oct. 10, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) reported a suspected case of measles for an unvaccinated patient who had international exposure.

“If people want to avoid getting sick, they need to get vaccinated,” Moody said.

Amy McGorry contributed reporting. 

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