Boston student diagnosed with measles, health officials warn of possible exposure

Boston Public Health officials are warning the public about possible exposure to measles after a Northeastern University student was diagnosed on Wednesday.

BOSTON — Boston Public Health officials are warning the public about possible exposure to measles after a Northeastern University student was diagnosed on Wednesday.

Officials say the student, who lives in Boston, frequented many locations on campus including dorms, dining halls, and classrooms from January 3 - Jan. 6. Additional exposures may have occurred at the following locations:

  • Friday, January 3rd - 8:50 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Logan International Airport Terminal E
  • Saturday, January 4th - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Blick Art Materials, 333 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Saturday, January 4th - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Tatte Bakery & Café at the Marino Center, 369 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Saturday, January 4th - 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Wollaston Market in the Marino Center, 369 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Saturday, January 4th - 9:00 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. at Wollaston Market in the Marino Center, 369 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Sunday, January 5th - 11:55 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at CVS, 231 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Monday, January 6th - 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Rebecca’s Café at Churchill Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Monday, January 6th - 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at AT&T Store, 699 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Monday, January 6th - 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at UNIQLO, Newbury 341 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
  • Monday, January 6th - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Brandy Melville, 351 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
  • Monday, January 6th - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Amelia’s Taqueria, 1076 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Anyone who may have been at these locations could become ill until January 24-27, up to 21 days following potential exposure, health officials warn. If you think you may have been exposed or are unclear of your immunization status, you should contact your healthcare provider.

Measles is a very contagious virus that is spread through the air, usually through coughing and sneezing. The virus may remain in the environment for up to two hours after the infectious person has left the area. Exposure can occur even without direct contact with an infectious person. Early symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, cough and red eyes. A skin rash usually occurs three to five days later and begins and flat, red spots on the face.

This is Boston’s second confirmed case of measles in a City resident in the past 3 months. A Boston resident was diagnosed with the disease on October 6, 2019. Prior to that case, there had been no cases of measles among Boston residents since 2013.