Hey, there! Log in / Register

Measles case diagnosed in Wellesley; state officials say person got around the area

The Swellesley Report alerts us that Atrius Health is confirming one of the patients at its Harvard Vanguard health center in Wellesley was diagnosed with measles yesterday.

State health officials meanwhile, have posted a list of the specific places in eastern Massachusetts that the person visited between Tuesday and Saturday:

Tuesday 3/26

1:40 PM - 4:40 PM - Plymouth, MA
KKatie's Burger Bar
38 Main St Ext, Plymouth, MA 02360

Wednesday 3/27

8:40 am - 10:45 am - Waltham, MA
Starbucks
12 Market Pl Dr, Waltham, MA 02451

2:05 pm - 4:20 pm - Framingham, MA
Framingham Service Plaza on I-90 Westbound

Thursday 3/28

8:50 am - 11:10 am - Waltham, MA
Staples
800 Lexington St Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

9:10 am - 11:15 am - Waltham, MA
Dunkin’
Wal-Lex Shopping Center
876A Lexington St

11:55 am - 2:05 pm - Hyannis, MA
Whole Foods
990 Lyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA 02601

2:00 pm - 4:05 pm - Braintree, MA
Target
250 Granite St, Braintree, MA 02184

Those who were exposed and begin to develop symptoms of measles should call their healthcare provider before visiting an office, clinic, or emergency department. Early symptoms of measles occur 10 days to 2 weeks after exposure and may resemble a cold (with fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes) and a rash occurs on the skin 2-4 days after the initial symptoms develop. The rash usually appears first on the head and then moves downward. The rash typically lasts a few days and then disappears in the same order. People with measles may be contagious up to four days before the rash appears and for four days after the day the rash appears.

Free tagging: 

Ad:
Like the job UHub is doing? Consider a contribution. Thanks!

Comments

an apocalyptic evangelical christo-fascist dictatorship?

or anti-vaxxers?

up
Voting closed 4

Many of the Christo-fascists end up getting shamed out of power once they get caught fooling around with a dude despite their open homophobia. Anti-vaxxing is actual manslaughter.

up
Voting closed 0

The list of visited places indicates someone who may be in my age group and didn't get their second booster - or who has never had a job in health care or gone to college as an adult.

For those who were first vaccinated before the early '80s, it wasn't widely understood that a second vaccination was needed in the teen years to maintain immunity. I had coworkers in the early 90s who didn't know this and got the measles.

up
Voting closed 0

While there are plenty of lefty anti-vaxxers there are also plenty of fundamentalist Christians who are anti-vax.

up
Voting closed 0

Anti-vax is a democrat pathology through and through.

Moreso since righty types tend to stay out of densely populated areas while leftists openly salivate at the thought of packing anyone and everyone into cities at the point of a gun.

up
Voting closed 0

Rhetorical question, I know the answer.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-anti-vaxxer-disease-is-now-a-republica...

"What was once the provenance of a few fringe weirdos—mostly on the loony left—has now migrated into the mainstream. At least three Republican candidates for governor—in Oklahoma, Oregon, and Connecticut—are now open skeptics of requiring vaccinations for school kids."

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/20/matt-bevi...

"In the interview, Bevin also suggested that the government stay out of mandating vaccines. In Kentucky, varicella (chickenpox) is among vaccines mandated for all children entering kindergarten, though parents may seek religious exemptions or provide medical proof that a child has already had the disease."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/01/arizona-lawmaker...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/13/politics/darla-shine-measles-anti-vaccina...

"The wife of White House communications chief Bill Shine said Wednesday that childhood diseases such as measles "keep you healthy & fight cancer."

https://www.newsweek.com/republican-lawmakers-arizona-want-make-it-easie...

"ARIZONA REPUBLICANS WANT TO MAKE IT EASIER TO SKIP VACCINES, DESPITE HIGH NUMBER OF UNVACCINATED CHILDREN"

https://www.wweek.com/news/2019/03/20/oregon-republicans-are-rallying-ar...

"Childhood vaccines have become a highly partisan issue in Oregon. The "vaccine choice" movement is now all but a plank of the Oregon Republican Party."

Just because you're an incel it doesn't mean you can't still keep up with current events.

up
Voting closed 0

Anti-vaxxers are one of those movements that aren't bound by political ideologies. They're driven by the belief that you're smarter than the experts, and that your 20 minutes of Googling + watching Jenny McCarthy make a bunch of dumb shit up on YouTube is equivalent to the medical degree that doctors have. The big groups withholding vaccines from their kids that you usually hear about are hardcore religious conservatives (who admittedly keep to themselves, and are less likely to be the victim/cause of an outbreak) and Doterra-peddling upper-middle-class white people. It's also a belief driven by a persecution complex, not unlike the one you seem to have about Bolsheviks hiding in your washroom.

All of which is to say, might wanna check to see if you were in a Braintree Target or a Waltham Staples last week, big fella. Measles doesn't have quite the cancer-curing powers the anti-vax movement would have you believe.

up
Voting closed 0

Measles used to rip through rural communities on the regular.

You have know idea of history whatsoever.

up
Voting closed 8

Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes - AUTISM. Many such cases!

- known lefty Donald Trump

up
Voting closed 0

Must we inject politics into absolutely every situation? Why must an insufferable mouthpiece like you always show up to spew whatever your partisan hate is all over an issue that has nothing to do with politics? It's a national crisis, and we should be addressing the issue without people like you trying to derail the conversation. I'm sure you're a joy at social gatherings. And I'm sure most people roll their eyes when you finally do them the favor of leaving.

up
Voting closed 0

Maybe both an apocalyptic evangelical christo-fascist dictatorship and anti-vaxxers!

up
Voting closed 0

And this person spends unusually long times in random retail establishments.

up
Voting closed 9

Alexa, play "Wipe Me Down" by Foxx and Lil Boosie.

up
Voting closed 0

The state requires vaccines to attend schools, and also requires schools to accept stated religious objections to vaccination. Only WV, CA, and MS don't permit religious exemption. Case law holds that religious beliefs do not have to be part of an organized religion, but just sincerely held.

up
Voting closed 5

Updated immunization (vaccination) records were absolutely required for Boston Public Schools students.

To even register for KINDERGARTEN at a BPS Early Learning Center.

I can't speak of what happens/happened ELSEWHERE in Massachusetts...but in Boston it was absolutely a requirement for BPS students to be vaccinated (with some exceptions).

What is done in West Virginia, Mississippi, and California is not relevant to my comment about my experiences as a Boston public student in Massachusetts.

The Bay State is a special place but it's not every state hahaha jeez

The state requires vaccines to attend schools, and also requires schools to accept stated religious objections to vaccination. Only WV, CA, and MS don't permit religious exemption. Case law holds that religious beliefs do not have to be part of an organized religion, but just sincerely held

Yeah, I wasn't referring to "vaccines attending schools"...I was referring to my personal experience of attending Boston Public Schools.

up
Voting closed 0

Here's the most recent disaggregated data I can find; feel free to correct me if you have something newer than 2016. BPS is hovering around 84% coverage, as of the Herald article published last week. Ain't no way 1 out of 6 kids in BPS has a medical exemption, and state law says you can opt out with a "sincerely held belief," and so we get periodic measles outbreaks like this.

Yeah, I wasn't referring to "vaccines attending schools"...I was referring to my personal experience of attending Boston Public Schools.

You are not acquitting your alma mater very well.

What makes up that 16% is another discussion worth having. Especially in populations like Boston's, I have a hard time believing it's mostly hardline religious folks. Is it a cultural thing I don't know about? Lack of access to primary care? I wonder how many of those counting against full coverage are kids like my own (keep reading, I promise this gets better), whose immunization records I've sent in twice and who still gets periodic letters sent home saying "update your child's immunization records or we'll shake our finger sternly at you." (I'm way more offended at them not imposing dire consequences for non-vaxers than I am about them losing the paperwork, BTW) .

One of the kids in my daughter's kindergarten class is a pediatric cancer patient, who can't vaccinate because he's so immunocompromised by the chemo he's on. I want every anti-vaxxer parent in the school system to be required by the City to look that boy's mother in the eyes and tell them why they're risking the life of a 5-year-old who has already survived cancer.

up
Voting closed 6

Massachusetts law requires schools to require vaccination to attend. It also requires schools to accept religious or medical exemptions to vaccination requirements. Students absolutely can register for BPS claiming a religious or medical exemption to vaccination. If BPS does not accept the family's claim of religious exemption, they're in violation of state law.

I personally wish people wouldn't claim religious exemptions, and I wish the state would change its laws to no longer allow those, like CA, WV, and MS have, but the current law is that unvaccinated students who claim religious exemption are absolutely required to be included (absent an emergency mandate during times of outbreaks, which is going to become more of a thing if people keep not vaccinating their goddamned kids).

up
Voting closed 0

Spend 2 hours in the Framingham travel plaza? I guess that's when you know there's something wrong.

up
Voting closed 0