Measles Case Confirmed In Illinois

(Springfield, IL) — Someone in Illinois has come down with measles. Officials say someone in the Arlington Heights and Palatine area got sick earlier this month and tested positive for the disease. It’s a highly contagious, potentially deadly, respiratory disease that causes fever, sore eyes, runny nose, cough and a rash. People who don’t have the proper immunity can pick it up simply by being in the same room with an infected person. Officials say getting the MMR vaccination is vital when it comes to protecting kids and the community as a whole.