As reported by, the Illinois Department of Public Health believes that on Wednesday the Chicago O'Hare International Airport may have been exposed to the measles.

A passenger with a confirmed case of the measles arrived at the airport on an international flight on January 10th. Because when you have a confirmed case of an extremely contagious infection, that's the perfect time to fly internationally!

This disease is spread through the air when someone coughs or sneezes and it is highly contagious. Measles symptoms include cough, running nose, rash, high fever, and red, watery eyes.  If you were at the airport on January 10th between 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM, you may have been exposed to the measles.

Contact your doctor or health provider if you think you've been exposed. If you are infected, your symptoms could develop as late as January 31st.

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