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2 Cases Of Measles Confirmed At Brookline School

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Two doses of the MMR vaccine can make a person immune to measles.

Two doses of the MMR vaccine can make a person immune to measles.

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BOSTON (CBS) – There are two more confirmed cases of the measles in Massachusetts.

Both were discovered this week, bringing the state’s total to 15.

Read: Measles fact sheet (.pdf)

According to the Brookline Public Health Department, the two are students at Michael Driscoll School in Brookline

WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports.

The students are related, but no names or ages have been revealed.  The school has students from kindergarten through eighth grade.

WBZNewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports.

The two infected students have a religious exmption for immunizations.  It’s not clear yet how they came down with the measles.  Both are now recovering at home.

Four other students at the school also have the religious exemption.  They are not sick.   However, they have been sent home for a week as a precaution.

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