Make Sure Your Vaccinations Are Up To Date
Now more than ever you need to make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Last week we told you that a few cases of Measles have been found in Illinois. As of February 28th, 5 total cases have been found in our state but that number may grow. Hopefully you haven't been to Midway Airport in a while. According to WSILTV.com, last week if your were at Midway airport you may have been exposed. The Illinois Department of Health says that an Illinois resident that has since been diagnosed with a case of the Measles was on a flight that arrived at Midway on February 22nd.
They say that the passenger was not vaccinated and was contagious on that date, and was in the airport from 9 pm to midnight. They also go on to say that if you were infected, the symptoms could develop as late as March 20th. It's definitely a scary ordeal. Some of the symptoms you would feel from the Measles are high fever, runny nose, red watery eyes, a cough and a rash.
If you're not vaccinated you need to do so just to be safe. The department of health says that Measles are highly contagious but two dosed of the vaccine are about 97 percent effective in keeping you from contracting them. Just make sure your shots are up to date to keep your family safe.