The Boston Health Commission reports a woman who ate in a restaurant in the same building as the French consulate has been diagnosed with measles, as has a woman who lives near the consulate employee who sparked an emergency city response when she was diagnosed.
The 24-year-old unvaccinated woman with the initial case is recovering and no longer considered contagious, the commission says.
The commission will be providing free shots between noon and 5 p.m. at the Park Square Building, 31 St. James Ave., where the consulate is located.
Measles is an airborne virus that is spread person to person through the air. Symptoms usually begin 10 to 12 days after exposure to a person with measles, but can be delayed for as long as 18 days. Early symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, cough, and red, watery eyes. A skin rash usually occurs two to four days later and begins on the face but soon spreads to other parts of the body, the department says.