Public health officials warned Thursday that five infants who attend a suburban Chicago day care center have been diagnosed with measles and about 10 more children could have been exposed to the disease.
A suspected measles case was also being investigated in Jersey City, where a 1-year-old baby is being monitored by state officials, according to NJ.com.
In Illinois, the state and Cook County health departments said lab tests confirmed measles in two infants who go to the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine.
Tests are pending for three other children, but they were diagnosed based on symptoms.
The source of the infections at the center was unknown as of Thursday.
LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS The CDC says there have at least 102 confirmed measles cases in 14 states so far this year, in addition to the cases in Palatine. Handout/Getty Images The skin of a patient after three days of measles infection. A recent outbreak of the disease at Disneyland has made dozens of people ill.
Dr. Terry Mason, chief operating officer for the county’s health and hospitals system, said there is no known link between the infants and a recent outbreak at Disneyland that sickened dozens of people.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there have been at least 102 confirmed measles cases in 14 states this year — not including Palatine.
The Disneyland outbreak has been linked to at least 94 of those cases.
With News Wire Services