Local Measles Outbreak: 10 Cases Reported in Chicago, Spread to CPS Schools

Local Measles Outbreak: 10 Cases Reported in Chicago, Spread to CPS Schools

The measles outbreak in Chicago has reached a critical point, with 10 confirmed cases across the city. Eight of these cases have been reported among migrants living at a shelter in Pilsen, while two CPS students from different schools have also been infected.

The infected students attend Cooper Dual Language Academy and Armour Elementary and are currently in quarantine. It is concerning that migrant CPS students are not required to be vaccinated to attend school, due to an exemption for children living in unstable housing.

There are growing concerns about transparency within the schools and the need for more honesty about the situation from officials. Infectious disease expert Dr. Robert Citronberg stresses the importance of vaccination in preventing further spread of the virus.

The Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner emphasizes the need for preventive measures, especially for those around young children who are not yet vaccinated. State officials are taking action by moving exposed families from shelters to hotels in order to prevent further spread of the measles.

CDC recommendations include setting up comprehensive physicals and vaccination programs for migrants within 90 days of arrival. Governor JB Pritzker has reiterated the importance of providing vaccinations to those who may not have already been vaccinated.

CDPH Director Dr. Olusimbo Ige urges everyone to take preventive measures to protect themselves and those around them, especially young children. It is crucial for the community to come together and take action to prevent the further spread of this highly contagious virus. Stay updated with Insider Wales Sport for more news on the developing situation.

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