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First case of measles in a Bostonian since 2013 confirmed; officials list South End, Back Bay, Fenway spots where others might have been exposed

The Boston Public Health Commission reports a Boston resident who was out and about last week has been diagnosed with measles, and is urging anybody who doesn't know their measles vaccination status to get a new MMR shot if they were at any of the following locations:

Friday, October 4th 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Render Coffee, 563 Columbus Avenue, South End

Friday, October 4th 2:30pm to 4:45pm
Cafe Madeleine, 517 Columbus Avenue, South End

Friday, October 4th 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Gyroscope, 305 Huntington Avenue, Fenway

Saturday, October 5th 11:30am to 1:35pm
CouCou, 24 Union Park Street, South End

Saturday, October 5th 12:00pm to 2:15pm
Sir Speedy, 827 Boylston Street, Back Bay

The commission says anybody who was at one of these locations and whose immune system isn't primed to fend off the measles virus could become ill between now and Oct. 26. Early symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, cough and red eyes followed by a rash three to five days later, including "flat, red spots on the face." The commissiont adds:

Those who have had measles in the past or have received two doses of measles containing vaccine are unlikely to become ill even if exposed.

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Consider getting up to date on everything: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult.html

In the Boston area, it is also wise to be vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough). I have twice been exposed to pertussis by elder academics travelling to the developing world.

Boston has no shortage of these.

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One measly case.

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On my last checkup, my PCP ran a lab test to check my immunity to measles to see if my past vaccination was still good, and it was. So you don't necessarily need a booster.

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I hope I don't get it if only for the fear that I'll have to report all the places I've been the past 48 hours!

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This person is out to see and be seen ... speedy recovery

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