This spring, a woman in Washington State died from measles, the first reported measles death in the U.S. since 2003.
The child was visiting from out of state, and received the diagnosis at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on June 17.
Massachusetts health officials have confirmed the first case of measles in the state this year.
Measles is on the rise across the nation and a group of local researchers say they know why — not enough people are getting vaccinated against the deadly disease.
With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
Authorities are tracking down and notifying people who may have been exposed to a patient with measles at Rhode Island Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center.
The Boston Public Health Commission confirms Massachusetts General Hospital treated one patient for measles May 5.
The Department of Public Health says the residents live in Middlesex County.
A man developed a rash and was seen at a CVS Minute Clinic in North Attleboro Friday.