Passengers at Chicago O'Hare airport exposed to measles


Chicago, ILLINOIS (WTVG) - The Illinois Department of Health is sending out a warning to anyone that was in Chicago O'Hare Airport on Wednesday, January 10.

If you were in the airport, you may have been exposed to measles. The Department of Health has confirmed a passenger tested positive for the disease and was in multiple terminals of the airport on that day.

The person, who has not been identified, flew in from another country and landed, then boarded a second flight from Chicago to Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the passenger was in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 5.

Today the Illinois Department of Public Health is asking anyone who was in the airport on that day between the hours of 6:30am - 1:00pm get checked.

If you have the MMR vaccine, you should be protected.

Measles can cause a fever, itchy red eyes and a rash and is highly contagious.

For many people who contract the virus, symptoms can take up to 10 days to appear.

For more information on measles, click on the link to the right.

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