DPH Reaching Out To Patients Possibly Exposed To Measles

BOSTON (CBS) — The Department of Public Health says a toddler and an adult sought treatment for measles in August, sparking concern that others may have been exposed.

The two cases of measles were confirmed at Massachusetts General Hospital and Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham.

Both patients, a toddler who was reportedly too young to be vaccinated and an adult who may have never been vaccinated, had recently returned from overseas.

Now, the DPH is reaching out to people who may have been exposed.

“If we had secondary cases, we might actually contemplate widespread immunization,” the DPH’s Dr. Alfred DeMaria said. “Right now, we only have the two cases and we hope to keep it at that.”

CHECK: Measles Fact Sheet

Anyone showing symptoms of measles and visited the hospitals on any of the dates listed below is advised to contact their health care provider.

  • MGH, Boston Medical Walk-in Clinic – 8/17, 8/19
  • MGH, Boston Emergency Dept. 8/20
  • MGH, Boston Inpatient 8/20, 8/21, 8/22, 8/23
  • Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham Emergency Department 8/23, 8/24
  • Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham Inpatient 8/23, 8/24

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