A confirmed case of measles has been reported in Illinois. Healthcare providers and facilities should be alert for possible measles cases. Measles should be considered in any patient with a maculopapular rash that starts on the head/hairline and spreads down the body, fever, conjunctivitis, cough, cold symptoms, and malaise.
Please read the entire communique from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Measles Exposure in Northern Illinois
Please contact your local health department immediately if you suspect that a patient may have measles. The Kane County Health Department can be reached at 630-208-3801
This year's ISMS Annual House of Delegates meeting was held in Springfield, IL from April 15-17. The KCMS delegates to the convention were Dr. Ron Simone, MD, Dr. Brad Epstein, MD (OB/GYN, Elgin); Dr. Patrick Para, MD (Radiology, Elgin); Dr. Andrew Ward, MD (Anesthesia, Elgin).
You will find a recap of the weekend's events and resolution summaries at https://www.isms.org/hod/
The Kane County Medical Society salutes each of our member physicians and thanks them for their tireless work in advocating for their patients and their profession. The Kane County Medical Society once again honors each of its members in the annual Medical Resource Guide published in the Daily Herald and Northwest Herald newspapers. Watch for the Medical Resource Guide on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Is your doctor a member?
The portion of you ISMS dues for the 2015 membership year reserved for non-tax-deductible purposes is 8 percent. Therefore, for federal income tax purposes, your dues for 2015 are 92 percent tax-deductible.
For applicability to your individual circumstances, check with your tax consultant or adviser.
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