With news of the recent Measles outbreak, including  confirmed cases of measles in Illinois, we wanted to send some information about  how FXW is prepared to handle a potential outbreak.  FXW follows the ISBE  requirements regarding physicals and immunizations.    The most effective means of protection against the disease is the MMR vaccine, which has been proven to be safe and effective.

Measles is a highly contagious virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person. It can spread to others through coughing and sneezing.  Infected people can spread measles to others from four days before to four days after they develop a rash.

If there is a potential exposure in the school community we would coordinate with Illinois Department of Public Health and implement the following:

  • No restrictions among immunized persons.
  • All susceptible persons (non immunized) will be excluded from school until 21 days after diagnosis of the last case or, if contact becomes ill, for four days after rash develops.

We  strongly advise, for the safety of our students and community, that any student who is not fully vaccinated to Measles contact your pediatrician for prompt vaccination.

Please review the links below for more information about Measles.

http://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/index.html

http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/American-Academy-of-Pediatrics-Urges-Parents-to-Vaccinate-Children-to-Protect-Against-Measles.aspx

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