2 Cases Of Measles Confirmed At Brookline School

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.

  • emom

    OK are these people that have the measels are they from here or over seas, do they or did they have their immunizations, adult or students, what who,, you know this is becoming a small problem, BUT,, how much fear do most folks have to worry about…. I think details are needed here…. so what are they …

    • IHD

      The RICH US people are the morons who don’t immunize their kids and endanger everyone else. Yes, we’re all educated, yes we all want our kids to be safe, but remember what life was like BEFORE immunizations?: UGLY, BRUTISH, and SHORT!
      Seriously, it’s not the immigrants, minorities, or the poor that don’t immunize their kids, but the rich, supposedly “educated” ones. They should just have their own school and not endanger the rest of us. The “religious” excuse is all bull. They just still keep thinking there’s a connection to autism…when the medical profession keeps proving differently!

      • Jane


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