The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning patrons of the Honeygrow restaurant of a possible measles exposure. On Friday, health officials were notified of an individual with a laboratory confirmed measles infection.
People may have been exposed to measles if they were at Honeygrow restaurant located at 70 E. Lake St. on June 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CDPH has already begun contacting Chicago residents who were at risk of exposure. Honeygrow has been cooperating with CDPH’s investigation and there is no ongoing risk at the restaurant.
Most individuals are vaccinated routinely in childhood and are not at high risk. Of most concern are people who have not been vaccinated, pregnant women, and immunocompromised individuals. Individuals who think they have been exposed should check with their health care provider about protection through prior vaccination and notify CDPH.
Symptoms of measles include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. If you develop symptoms of measles, CDPH recommends you call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department. Special arrangements can be made for your evaluation while also protecting other patients and medical staff from possible infection.
“This is an important reminder to make sure that individuals and their family members are up-to-date on measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate immunizations. When you have that protection, you are also helping to protect others who can’t get vaccinated, such as infants under six months of age or those with weakened immune systems,” said CDPH Commissioner, Julie Morita, M.D.
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