Chicago Has Several Cases Of The Measles, First Time In Five Years

As millions of illegal immigrants have made their way to the U.S., states are seeing a spike in measles outbreaks. In one Chicago shelter, illegal immigrants are contracting the contagious disease, which has led the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to intervene.

While liberals blame low vaccination rates among Americans for the outbreak, it might be the number of illegal immigrants coming in. Thanks to the Biden administration, millions of illegal immigrants are pouring in, most of them coming from countries with low vaccination rates, meaning that herd immunity against some of the diseases eradicated in the U.S. is non-existent.

According to Chicago’s Department of Public Health (CDPH), a third case of measles was detected Wednesday in one of the children staying in a shelter in the Pilsen neighborhood. Two more adults in the shelter were also infected. The CDC has now confirmed more cases in the Windy City, bringing the total to 10.

“The majority of Chicagoans are vaccinated against measles and therefore are not at high risk, but we are strongly urging those who aren’t vaccinated to do so as soon as possible, new arrivals and all Chicagoans. It is by far the best protection against measles, which for the first time in years is in our city,” said CDPH Commissioner Olusimbo ‘Simbo’ Ige, MD.

The first case was reported on Mar. 7 by CDPH and is the first measles outbreak in the city since 2019.

“Because of how contagious measles is, I anticipate seeing more cases. Should you be exposed to someone who has measles, if you are not vaccinated you need to immediately quarantine and call a health provider. If you are not sure of your vaccination status, stay home and call your health provider as soon as possible,” Dr. Ige said.

If the measles outbreak wasn’t bad enough, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson (D) announced that he would be moving forward with shelter evictions on Saturday, knowing that some of the illegal immigrants being evicted might have the measles. If so, moving forward, Johnson could release infected illegal immigrants into Chicago, affecting U.S. citizens.

In the U.S., there have been 45 cases of measles reported since Feb. 29 in 17 states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington.

For the entire year of 2023, 58 cases were reported.