Measles in Massachusetts, USA

Health authorities have reported 5 new cases of measles from across the state. So far in 2011, a total of 10 cases have been registered. Two of these new cases were probably exposed in Europe where many countries are experiencing outbreaks of measles. Although there are no clear links between any of the new cases, one of them worked in the Boston public transit system while infectious and may have exposed a large number of people. All of the new cases sought treatment in Boston health care facilities.

Travellers to this region should be aware of the risk of exposure to measles and ensure that their childhood vaccinations are up-to-date.

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