according to rrstar.com, health officials in Rockford warn of a possible measles outbreak here in Illinois and encourage everyone to get vaccinated, if they have not already done so. In recent weeks, measles cases have been confirmed in 10 states. Two of these cases are here in Illinois. So far, the largest epidemic has occurred in the state of Washington, where officials have confirmed 53 different cases.
There have been no cases in Winnebago County for the moment, which is great news. Katherine O. Toole, Information Officer with the Ministry of Health, said: "Although measles is a very contagious disease, it can be prevented by vaccination and we encourage residents to take advantage of it. 39 ensure that they are up-to-date with respect to their vaccination. " The two cases that appeared in Illinois were in Champaign-Urbana and the two students who caught it were not vaccinated.
In recent years, many misconceptions or beliefs that vaccines have been linked to autism or other problems have been identified, but this has been ruled out due to falsifications in previous studies .