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By adamg - 1/9/20 - 9:18 pm

WCVB reports a Northeastern student from Boston has been diagnosed with measles. The story provides a list of places where the student might have spread the virus to people not protected by vaccination.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 5:11 pm

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: Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/19 - 2:06 pm

Undark details what happened after a mother walked into a Lowell clinic last fall with her daughter, who had measles. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/19 - 9:54 pm

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. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/18 - 7:00 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports anybody who might have visited the Tasty Burger on Boylston Street between 7 and 11 p.m. on July 19 or Terminal B at Logan Airport between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m on July 20 should check themselves for possible measles symptoms. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/13/16 - 7:31 am

State public-health officials have released the itinerary of a European visitor to the Boston area earlier this month and say anybody who might have been in the same area at the same time as this person might want to check with their health-care provider because that person came down with measles.

The locations include the Cambridgeside Galleria on the afternoon of May 1, the 1 bus that morning and the Green Line later that afternoon and the Star Market at the Pru and the Nespresso on Newbury Street on the afternoon of May 4. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/13 - 8:39 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on the confirmed cases in the last half of August.

By adamg - 6/3/11 - 10:05 pm

A Vermont teenager who volunteered at the New England Aquarium is Boston's latest measles patient, the Boston Public Health Commission reports.

The commission says anybody who worked at or visited the aquarium's main building after noon on May 19 or 22 and who isn't sure of their measles immunity status, should stay away from the public until June 9 or June 12, depending on which day. Although measles usually shows up 10 to 12 days after exposure, it can take up to three weeks to develop.

By adamg - 5/10/11 - 4:33 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission says one of the five victims worked at South Station while contagious.

The commission says it hasn't found a link so far between the five cases, one involving a Boston resident, the other four among people who either work here, visited here or sought medical treatment for symptoms here. Their ages range between 16 months and 65 years.

By Brett - 4/13/11 - 2:59 pm

ScienceBlogs.com notes the invitation to speak at Brandeis this evening, extended to one Andrew Wakefield, anti-vaccination posterchild. His speaking engagement comes just two months after Boston's second outbreak of measles in less than a year.

By adamg - 6/5/06 - 8:38 pm

Show up covered in red spots, Karl reports.

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