Boston Residents Warned After Northeastern Student Diagnosed With Measles


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Health Commission is warning Bostonians after a Northeastern University student living in the city was diagnosed with measles.

The student visited several locations on Northeastern's campus while infected, including dorm buildings, dining halls, and classrooms. In addition, the student visited Logan Airport's Terminal E on the night of January 3.

According to the commission, anyone who was at those locations during those times could become ill until January 24-27—up to 21 days after exposure.

"Measles is a dangerous disease and can cause serious complications, but it is preventable," BPHC Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Lo said in a release. "The best way for everyone to protect themselves is to get vaccinated. If you don’t know your immunity status, call your healthcare provider."

Here is a partial list of places the patient visited:

  • Friday, January 3, 8:50 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.: Logan International Airport Terminal E
  • Saturday, January 4, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Blick Art Materials, 333 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Saturday, January 4, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Tatte Bakery & Café at the Marino Center, 369 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Saturday, January 4, 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Wollaston Market in the Marino Center, 369 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Saturday, January 4, 9:00 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.: Wollaston Market in the Marino Center, 369 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Sunday, January 5, 11:55 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: CVS, 231 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Monday, January 6, 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Rebecca’s Café at Churchill Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Monday, January 6, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: AT&T Store, 699 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Monday, January 6, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: UNIQLO, Newbury 341 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
  • Monday, January 6, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Brandy Melville, 351 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
  • Monday, January 6, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Amelia’s Taqueria, 1076 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

The last confirmed measles case in Boston was back in October, and before that, there had been no cases diagnosed in Boston residents since 2013.

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