Illinois says 11 now diagnosed with measles

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Posted: Feb 11, 2015 7:27 PM

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public health officials are now reporting 11 people have diagnosed with measles.

Cook County Department of Public Health spokeswoman Amy Poore confirmed Wednesday the most recent case involves an infant associated with KinderCare in suburban Palatine. Officials say eight other infants and one adult from the day care have also been diagnosed. The adult is not an employee.

A student at a suburban Chicago community college has also been diagnosed with measles.

Kane County Health Department spokesman Tom Schlueter said Wednesday the Elgin Community College student with measles lives in Cook County.

A notice on the college website says the student attended classes Feb. 3 and 5 and visited the library Feb. 3. Health officials are recommending anyone exposed and not vaccinated stay out of school for three weeks.