• Health officials: Potential exposure to measles in multiple Mass. locations

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    Health officials confirmed on Saturday that a case of measles was diagnosed in a child in Massachusetts. This is the second confirmed case of measles in the state this year. 

    The infected child, who was diagnosed on Friday, was in several locations in Weymouth and Quincy and could have exposed other people to measles.

    According to the DPH, the child was at the following locations at the times listed:

    Saturday 5/18

    11 AM – 3:00 PM – Weymouth, MA
    Weymouth Club 
    75 Finnell Drive
    Weymouth, MA

    Tuesday 5/21

    8:15 AM –  10:40 AM and 5:15 PM-7:30 PM – Quincy, MA
    Jack ‘n’ Jill Childcare at Marina Bay
    500 Victory Rd.
    North Quincy, MA 

    Wednesday 5/22 

    4:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Quincy , MA
    Star Market
    130 Granite Ave, Quincy, MA

    2:00 PM- 7:00 PM – Quincy, MA
    Quincy YMCA
    79 Coddington St, Quincy, MA

    Thursday 5/23 

    8:15 AM –  10:40 AM  and 5:15 PM-7:30 PM – Quincy, MA
    Jack ‘n’ Jill Childcare at Marina Bay
    500 Victory Rd.
    North Quincy, MA 

    Friday 5/24

    9:10 AM – 1:40 PM – Quincy, MA
    Crown Colony Medical Center
    500 Congress Street
    Quincy, MA

    “Lack of vaccination, combined with domestic and international travel, has resulted in the spread of measles nationally and internationally,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “Getting vaccinated is the best way for people to protect themselves from this disease.”  

    "My doctor told me anyone before '89 should be revaccinated," said Lena Brown, who was vaccinated in the 1970s. "So my kids are okay, but my husband and I should both be revaccinated."

    Measles is highly contagious, therefore anyone who is not immune and visited any of the locations on the above specified dates and times may be at risk for developing measles. If that is the case, please contact your health care provider to confirm your immunization status.

    Right now, the Center for Disease Control reports that there are nearly 900 cases of measles nationwide this year - the highest rate since the disease was considered eliminated nearly 20 years ago. 

    >>> Number of measles cases in US reaches highest mark in 25 years             

        For more information, visit the DPH website

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