Measles in Bloomington-Normal??
We received reports on March 16 two possible cases of measles seen recently at one of the urgent care clinics in town. We contacted the clinic and the McLean County Health Department to get details. The information that we obtained indicated that there was a very low liklihood that this was, in fact, measles. Confirmatory testing showed that the patients did NOT have this disease. The Health Department reassured us that they will aggressively inform the medical community and the public of appropriate action should it be determined at any point that there is measles in the community.
This web page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes measles. If you are worried that your child has an illness that resembles this, or if you have any other questions, please contact us promptly.