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Measles Informational Session

Measles Informational Session


Please join Dr. Cathy DiVincenzo for a Q&A on the measles on Wednesday, December 12 at 6PM at Congregation KINS, 2800 W. Northshore Ave. in Chicago. For more information, email info@kidsfirstpediatricpartners.com

On Friday, December 7, we sent a notice to all families in our practice that we were informed by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) about a confirmed case of measles. The person with measles was in our office building on November 28th. We have called our patients who were potentially exposed to the person at that time in our office, but do want to inform our entire practice that there has been a case in our area.

People who are considered to be close contacts of the individual and most at risk are being contacted directly by local health departments. CDPH is working with local health departments during this investigation and information is subject to change. 
 
Most individuals are vaccinated routinely in childhood and are not at high risk. Of most concern are exposed people who have not been vaccinated. Individuals who think they have been exposed should check with us about their children’s protection through prior vaccination. We will determine the need for vaccination and/or testing. 
 
Symptoms of measles include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. If individuals develop symptoms of measles, please call us or a public health department before going to a medical office or emergency department. Special arrangements will be made for evaluation while also protecting other patients and medical staff from possible infection. You may contact the Skokie Department of Public Health at (847) 933-8252.