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Health & Fit Measles confirmed in Boston for first time since 2013

03:00  10 october  2019
03:00  10 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Ohio reports case of measles amid its resurgence across US

Ohio reports case of measles amid its resurgence across US Health officials are reporting Ohio's first confirmed case of measles since 2017 amid a resurgence of the highly contagious disease around the U.S. The Ohio Department of Health says the case involves a young adult from Stark County who recently traveled to a state with confirmed measles cases. Cases nationwide have spiked to over 1,000 this year, the highest annual total since 1992. That includes some people who caught the virus while traveling internationally. Some triggered U.S. outbreaks, mostly among unvaccinated people. For most people, measles causes a fever, rash, runny nose and cough.

The Boston Public Health Commission confirmed a resident of Boston has been diagnosed with the measles for the first time since 2013 . In a statement released Wednesday, the BPHC said the person was diagnosed Sunday, after they traveled to multiple locations within the city during the the disease's

The person confirmed to have measles is an adult who was exposed to the virus during an international flight, according to SFDPH. On the national level, 2018 saw the greatest number of imported measles cases — 82 — since measles was eliminated from the U.S. in 2000, according to

The Boston Public Health Commission confirmed a resident of Boston has been diagnosed with the measles for the first time since 2013.

In a statement released Wednesday, the BPHC said the person was diagnosed Sunday, after they traveled to multiple locations within the city during the the disease's infectious period.

"BPHC urges anyone who does not know their measles immunization status to get vaccinated with at least one dose of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine," the commission said in a statement.

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“The measles virus is currently causing large national and international outbreaks of measles and a lack of vaccination, combined with domestic and international travel, has resulted in the spread of illness,” Dr. Catherine Brown, Massachusetts State Epidemiologist, said Monday.

The first confirmed case of measles in a Long Beach resident since 2015 was confirmed by health officials on Saturday amid a renewed outbreak of PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE: The @LBHealthDept reports the first case of measles in Long Beach and staff are notifying locations the person visited

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"Those who have had measles in the past or have received two doses of measles containing vaccine are unlikely to become ill even if exposed."

The BPHC also advised those who were at the locations visited by the infected person could become ill Oct. 25-26 -- up to 21 days following exposure to the disease.

"The virus may remain in the environment for up to two hours after the infectious person has left the area," the BPHC said in its statement on Wednesday.

"Exposure can occur even without direct contact with an infectious person. Early symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, cough and red eyes. A skin rash usually occurs three to five days later and begins and flat, red spots on the face.

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Two cases of highly contagious measles have been confirmed in the suburbs west of Boston , the Massachusetts Symptoms of the measles appear 10 days to two weeks after exposure and can be similar at first The last confirmed cases of the measles in Massachusetts occurred in August 2013 .

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in federal court in Boston for the final hearing before his death penalty trial starts in January. It was his first public appearance since his arraignment 17 months ago in July 2013 .

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000. "Elimination," according to the CDC, means "absence of continuous disease transmission for greater than 12 months."

The U.S. was recently in danger of losing its elimination status due to an outbreak in New York state.

"This is a dangerous disease, but it is preventable. Getting vaccinated is the best way for everyone to protect themselves from measles," said BPHC Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Lo in a statement.

Here are the places in Boston an infected individual visited, according to the BPHC:

  • Friday, Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m: Render Coffee, 563 Columbus Avenue, South End
  • Friday, Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m: Cafe Madeleine, 517 Columbus Avenue, South End
  • Friday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m: Gyroscope, 305 Huntington Avenue, Fenway
  • Saturday, Oct. 5 11:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m: CouCou, 24 Union Park Street, South End
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, noon to 2:15 p.m: Sir Speedy, 827 Boylston Street, Back Bay

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