Boston, MA - The Boston Public Health Commission is the nation's oldest health department that's governed by a seven-person board of health appointed by Boston's mayor. This Commission provides a varying range of health services and programs in order to create the healthiest Boston possible. It has officially put an alert to the public, that there is a potential measles exposure outbreak. The outbreak concern comes from two locations as of Friday, July 27th: The Tasty Burger restaurant near Fenway Park over in Kenmore Square, and the Logan Airport Terminal B. The alert comes after a child who was was exposed in another country and was visiting Boston.
Measles is a highly contagious virus that can be spread through the air via things expulsions such as coughing and sneezing. The Boston Public Health Commission warns it can remain in the environment for up to two hours. The alert shows that symptoms can include: a high fever, runny nose, cough and red eyes-- making it seem like your everyday cold. reminder that if a person has had the measles in the past or received two doses of the vaccination, they are unlikely to become ill even if exposed to the virus.
The alert states that anyone who visited the locations during the following days and times could have become ill, after they received a confirmed case of the measles.
- Tasy Burger: July 19th between 7PM and 11PM.
- Logan Airport: July 20th between 8:30AM and 2:30PM.
Any questions or information can be forwarded to The Boston Public Health Commission at 617-534-5611.
Below is a photo of the typical measles vaccination, which all people should receive and ensure that their children receive in order to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them.
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