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Public health officials say they‘ll work to increase vaccination rates across Illinois.

The announcement comes as the the U.S. is expected to have the worst run of measles cases since the disease was deemed eliminated in the year 2000.

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As preventable diseases make a comeback, Illinois is increasing immunization requirements for schools.

A Look Inside the Resurgence of Measles

Mar 12, 2014
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Measles is a highly contagious, viral disease. Measles was considered eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. In the last month, 2 cases have been reported in McDonough County.

Measles Exposure in McDonough County

Feb 26, 2014
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A young child who was visiting Macomb came down with a case of the measles, raising concerns about who might have been exposed to the virus.