Blog | Thursday, March 3, 2011

QD: News Every Day--Boston measles outbreak spreads to five cases

Measles is gaining a toehold in Boston, after a woman employed by the French consulate there returned from a trip to France carrying the disease. There are now five cases, reports Reuters, including a second confirmed case of a person living in the original person’s building Another case involves a University of Massachusetts-Boston professor, so the school has notified about 45 students and five faculty there, reports The Boston Globe.

Boston health officials have offered free vaccination clinics to potentially thousands of affected people who share office or residential space.

The Boston Globe published a video repot.

A second, unrelated measles carrier had traveled from London to Arizona via four airports at the same time, prompting officials to seek out those who may have shared close air space with her, as well.