Chicago Confirms First Case Of the Measles This Year

City officials have announced the first confirmed measles case in Chicago this year. Now, officials are looking for people who may have been exposed.

At least one visitor carried the highly infectious disease with them throughout visits to popular places in the city.

In a video chat interview, Dr. Julie Morita, Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health, she told CBS 2 about the first measles case her agency has identified this year.

The exposure may have occurred on the train on May 16 or by bus around the loop, in stores on State Street between Monroe and Randolph and on South Canal Street.

Other exposed areas may include around Millennium Park and on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, specifically UIC’s student center east.

The Blue Line to and from and including the nation’s busiest airport is also a possible exposure point.

“The person did travel through O’Hare airport and were working closely with O’Hare,” Morita said.

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SOURCE: CBS Chicago, Jeremy Ross