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Measles cases are on the rise globally and here in Illinois the number is increasing as well. Vaccines are 97% effective in preventing this highly contagious disease.  To learn more about this infection and get information on vaccination, go to  Learn how to identify measles and the safe and effective vaccine that can prevent this potentially life-threatening infection for adults and children. 

Mpox Testing

In the United States, the test for Mpox virus is run using a sample collected from a lesion. Individuals wishing to be tested for mpox will need to contact their health care provider to see about testing availability. Then during their appointment, the provider will use a swab in and around one or more lesions to collect a sample. That sample is then sent off to a lab to conduct the test.