Vaccines have been proven to prevent childhood diseases like whooping cough, measles, and mumps. But, not all parents are convinced the shots are safe for their kids.
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 Massachusetts DPH has confirmed two cases of measles which were diagnosed in August at Mass General Hospital in Boston and Metrowest Hospital in Framingham.
Heath officials are reporting a “low” suspect case of the measles in a student at South Street Elementary School in Fitcbhurg.
Health officials say a person diagnosed with measles may have exposed others at a downtown Indianapolis storefront that housed a television studio, a hat shop and a nightclub during last week’s Super Bowl festivities.
The cost for fans to attend the Super Bowl is sky-high, but possible exposure to measles could make the price much higher than anyone expected.
Health officials are warning passengers who took an Amtrak train from Boston to Virginia last week that they may have been exposed to a person with measles.
Health officials have confirmed another case of the measles in Boston.
Cohasset health officials are investigating a possible link to measles at a local nursery school.
With the total number of statewide measles cases already at nearly six times the annual average, doctors fear the rise will only continue.