Measles case confirmed in Boston, Public Health Commission says

A case of measles has been confirmed in Boston, according to city health officials. The Boston Public Health Commission said measles was diagnosed in a Boston resident on Sunday. During the infectious period, the individual went to locations where other people may have been exposed. Exposure to this individual may have occurred at the following locations and times in Boston:Friday from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmRender Coffee, 563 Columbus Ave., South EndFriday from 2:30 pm to 4:45 pmCafe Madeleine, 517 Columbus Ave., South EndFriday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pmGyroscope, 305 Huntington Ave., FenwaySaturday from 11:30 am to 1:35 pmCouCou, 24 Union Park St., South EndSaturday from noon to 2:15 pmSir Speedy, 827 Boylston St., Back BayPeople who were at these locations could become ill between Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, which is 21 days after potential exposure, health officials said. This is the first confirmed case of measles in a Boston resident since 2013.Health officials urge anyone who does not know their measles immunization status to get vaccinated with at least one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. 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.Measles is caused by a virus that is passed from person to person through the air when someone with the disease sneezes, coughs or talks.The virus can remain infectious in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves the area. It is very easy for individuals who have not received the measles vaccine to contract it from someone else.The incubation period for measles from the time of exposure is seven to 21 days, typically two weeks.Symptoms of measles infection usually begin with high fever, cough, runny nose and conjunctivitis several days prior to developing a body rash.

A case of measles has been confirmed in Boston, according to city health officials.

The Boston Public Health Commission said measles was diagnosed in a Boston resident on Sunday. During the infectious period, the individual went to locations where other people may have been exposed.

Exposure to this individual may have occurred at the following locations and times in Boston:

Friday from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Render Coffee, 563 Columbus Ave., South End

Friday from 2:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Cafe Madeleine, 517 Columbus Ave., South End

Friday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Gyroscope, 305 Huntington Ave., Fenway

Saturday from 11:30 am to 1:35 pm
CouCou, 24 Union Park St., South End

Saturday from noon to 2:15 pm
Sir Speedy, 827 Boylston St., Back Bay

People who were at these locations could become ill between Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, which is 21 days after potential exposure, health officials said.

This is the first confirmed case of measles in a Boston resident since 2013.

Health officials urge anyone who does not know their measles immunization status to get vaccinated with at least one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. 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.

Measles is caused by a virus that is passed from person to person through the air when someone with the disease sneezes, coughs or talks.

The virus can remain infectious in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves the area. It is very easy for individuals who have not received the measles vaccine to contract it from someone else.

The incubation period for measles from the time of exposure is seven to 21 days, typically two weeks.

Symptoms of measles infection usually begin with high fever, cough, runny nose and conjunctivitis several days prior to developing a body rash.