Officials Warn Of Possible Measles Exposure In Lexington


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LEXINGTON (WBZ-AM) -- A Lexington man's case of measles has prompted a warning from state and local health officials.

Prior to being hospitalized for the highly contagious disease, the unidentified man visited some very public, high-traffic places--like Logan Airport, a library, and a swimming complex.

According to the Town of Lexington, the man made stops on Thursday, August 16 at the Lexington High School Library in the late afternoon; on Sunday, August 19 at the town pool around noon; and on Monday, August 20 at Lahey Lexington around 11:45 a.m. 

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Linda Plunkett of Lexington told WBZ-TV she closely studied the health department alert to make sure nobody in her family crossed paths with the patient.

"It makes me think there are other people who also have measles," she told WBZ-TV.

It's definitely a reason for concern, says WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall--but not for panic.

"It's not a pleasant illness to have, but most people will get better," she said.

She advises anyone who was in the same places as the measles patient at around the same time to contact their healthcare provider to check their immunization status.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports

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