KEENE, N.H. (CBS) — Signs posted on doors in Keene, New Hampshire warned parents that a child has been diagnosed with measles.

Over the weekend, the New Hampshire Dept. of Health and Human Services notified the public of three places the child visited while the disease was infectious.

“This was in a child who came down with symptoms comparable with measles virus infection and tested positive on late Friday afternoon,” said Dr. Benjamin Chan of DHHS. “One of the reasons that  we are doing a public notification is on the off chance that there were individuals in one of these three areas, on the specific dates, during the specific times, who may not be protected against measles.”

According to the DHHS, anyone who was at the following locations should review if they are properly protected against the disease:

  • The United Christ of Church on Central Square in Keene on Sunday, May 12, specifically the nursery from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the coffee hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Keene Montessori School infant/toddler room on Railroad Street on Thursday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The Walk-in Clinic at Cheshire Medical Center on Emerald Street in Keene on Thursday, May 16 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A Measles warning sign in Keene, NH (WBZ-TV)

Mom Madison Hall said her four-year-old son is vaccinated. “I’ve vaccinated him so I know he and my entire family is protected.”

She added, “I’m pregnant and due in October so I’m concerned about the future what can happen to this baby.”

Measles is highly contagious. Symptoms include high fever runny nose cough conjunctivitis and body rash. Most kids have to wait until they are 12 to 15 months old before they can be vaccinated.

“The best way to protect against measles is by making sure you’re up to date with the measles vaccine or have been previously exposed and infected with measles,” said Chan.

It is unclear where the child became infected. No other cases have been reported.

Comments (3)
  1. Allen Blaine says:

    So, why doesn’t the media explain to parents in the editors page about the measles virus? I am 66 years old, I had the measles when I was 8. My sisters and friends all go the virus at about the same time. In my day the measles, and mumps were considered to be a right of passage for kids. My mother kept us home from school all week. The sores scabbed over after 3 days and when the scabs form you are no longer contagious. We stayed home for 7 days. Then life went back to normal. No one in our school died from the measles. I never heard of any kids dying from the measles. Once a person has the measles they now have life long immunity. The vaccine does not provide life long immunity. How long the vaccine stays active is every ones guess. The other fact of the vaccine is that it sheds and a freshly vaccinated person can infect others with the virus. The news media never reports on the children that have died or been permanently damaged by the vaccines. Did any of you ever wonder why? I think that is a legitimate question. Of course a person can go to “” and look up what other parents are reporting about the vaccine. was set up by the CDC for self reporting side affects from vaccines. Then there is “the venus foundation”. I am not trying to persuade any one, just do your own research. Another avenue would be to ask the doctor for the insert so you can read the list of side affects for your self. All vaccines come with an insert, just like a prescription from the pharmacy.

  2. Anonymous M says:

    STOP with the LIES. As the public health officer stated, the child was tested for measles and tested positive. Now, they are claiming the child didn’t have measles, but just a “vaccine reaction”. No, if the child tested positive for measles, he had the measles. Just the vaccine strain of measles.

    And in this article I shared the link to, they claim that in 5 years, they’ve never had reports of this type of “reaction”. More DECEPTION. I guess technically, I’m sure they haven’t had reports. But this most definitely happens regularly. But if a child has symptoms of measles and they know that the child has been recently vaccinated, it is assumed to be a vaccine reaction and they don’t usually test. It is only because of the current hysteria about measles outbreaks that this child got tested (and maybe the parent didn’t share that the child had recently been vaccinated). Oops. Now there is a report.

    So tired of the lying when it comes to “vaccine preventable” diseases.

  3. Anonymous M says:

    Oh, and if you look at the National Public Radio post that I linked to above, two people made comments similar to mine here. Then the NPR closed the comments. Can’t let the inconvenient facts get in the way of an agenda, can we?

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