BOSTON, MA — After a Northeastern student who lives in Boston was diagnosed with measles Wednesday, health officials are warning people about potential exposure in 10 public places the infected person visited — from Logan Airport to Tatte’s Bakery on Huntington Street to CVS on Massachusetts Avenue.
The Boston Public Health Commission said Thursday anyone who happened to be at those places could have been exposed
This is Boston’s second confirmed case of measles in a city resident in the past three months. A Boston resident was diagnosed with the disease on October 6, 2019. Prior to that, there had been no cases of measles among Boston residents since 2013.
People who were at these locations could become ill until January 24-27. Anyone who was exposed and is unclear about their immunization status or begins to develop symptoms of measles should call their healthcare provider. The commission is urging anyone who does not know their measles immunization status to get vaccinated.
“Measles is a dangerous disease and can cause serious complications, but it is preventable. The best way for everyone to protect themselves is to get vaccinated. If you don’t know your immunity status, call your healthcare provider,” said BPHC Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Lo in a statement.
The locations where exposure may have happened:
- Friday, January 3rd – 8:50 pm to 11:30 pm Logan International Airport Terminal E
- Saturday, January 4th – 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Blick Art Materials, 333 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
- Saturday, January 4th – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Tatte Bakery & Café at the Marino Center, 369 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
- Saturday, January 4th – 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm Wollaston Market in the Marino Center, 369 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
- Saturday, January 4th – 9:00 pm to 11:15 pm Wollaston Market in the Marino Center, 369 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
- Sunday, January 5th – 11:55 am to 2:30 pm CVS, 231 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
- Monday, January 6th – 7:00 am to 9:30 am Rebecca’s Café at Churchill Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
- Monday, January 6th – 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm AT&T Store, 699 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
- Monday, January 6th – 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm UNIQLO, Newbury 341 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
- Monday, January 6th – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Brandy Melville, 351 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
- Monday, January 6th – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Amelia’s Taqueria, 1076 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Officials said because the student went to a number of spots on campus, including dorms, dining halls, and classrooms between Jan. 3-6, students at Northeastern should call a doctor if they experience any symptoms.
Symptoms of measles include white spots inside the mouth, inflamed eyes and sore throat. Measles is a highly contagious virus that is spread through the air through coughing and sneezing.
One of the tricky things about the virus is that it may remain in the environment for up to two hours after the infectious person has left the area, health officials said.