Chicago airport passengers could have been infected with measles

A passenger with a confirmed diagnosis of measles has put more people in danger of infection at the International airport of Chicago midway.

According to the statement of the Department of health of the state of Illinois, 22 February the infected person arrived in Chicago, and then went to waiting room B.

According to representatives of the Department anel Ruiz, the patient, whose name was not released, sought medical help at the Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in the suburbs of Chicago.

Infectious disease could become infected by those who were:

  • airport, midway, on 22 February between 21:00 and midnight;
  • in the emergency Department at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital on February 24 from 11:45 to 14:15;
  • in Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital on February 25 from 16:00 to 18:15, and from 10:00 to 13:00.

Anyone who was there, advised to check by phone or by mail with your doctor before heading in a medical office or emergency Department. Any infected can show symptoms until March 20. The main of them are: rash, fever, runny nose, cough and redness. Complications can be serious: pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain).

Measles — an acute infectious viral disease that affects the mucous membranes of the nose and throat of an infected person. According to the Centers for control and prevention (CDC), measles is so contagious that if it gets sick, one person will catch 90% of people who have no immunity. The best way to prevent infection is vaccination.

It protects not only you but also people who are too young to be vaccinated, or they are prohibited from vaccination for medical reasons, “—said the Director of the Department of public health Illinois Ngozi ASIC.

According to the CDC, from January 1 to February 21, there have been 159 confirmed cases of measles in 10 States.

Chicago airport sick with measles could have infected other passengers updated: March 1, 2019 author: Katerina Moskalets
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