7 measles cases confirmed in DuPage County

May 30, 2008 2:20:05 PM PDT
Health officials have now confirmed seven cases of measles in DuPage County. All are school age children and the Department of Public Health suspects the children did not receive adequate vaccinations.

The Illinois school code allows parents to opt out of vaccinating children for religious or medical reasons.

Measles is a very infectious and unpleasant disease that can result in dangerous complications. In rare cases, a person may suffer encephalitis, which is an inflammation of the brain.

Cases of measles across the country are up.

Symptoms of measles include a rash, fever and red, runny eyes.


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