Seven "Probable" Measles Cases In Racine County
BURLINGTON - The measles outbreak in southeast Wisconsin could be spreading. Several possible new cases were reported Thursday.
They are in the western part of Racine County.
Even though the measles scare has been in the news for two weeks now, parents in Burlington say they are afraid now that it may be hitting so close to home.
“In Burlington? Oh, God,” Amy Ludcke said.
TODAY’S TMJ4 broke the news to parent Amy Ludcke about the possible new measles cases in Burlington.
“It makes me nervous. It makes me really nervous. I didn't know it was in Burlington,” Ludcke said.
The health officer confirms Thursday they are investigating seven new probable cases of the measles in the small town.
“Scared, obviously. We've all been vaccinated but now the fact that it is all over kind of scares me,” one parent said.
Health officials wouldn't say what part of town the people live in or whether the patients are children or adults. In fact, they wouldn't give us any more information at all.
Parents say it's frustrating not knowing if their kids were exposed.
“It makes me feel a little nervous,” Chris Herlache said.
One Burlington mom says her kids have already been vaccinated, but perhaps she may take them back in again.
“Probably take them in for a booster or at least call my doctor to find out what my next course of action should be,” Karen Smith said.