Child Diagnosed With Measles In Mass., Public In Quincy And Weymouth Warned About Exposure

BOSTON (CBS) — The Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH) is warning the public that a child recently diagnosed with the measles may have exposed others in multiple public locations. Anyone who visited the following locations who are not sure if they are immune to the disease should contact their health care provider: The Weymouth Club on Finnell Drive in Weymouth on May 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jack ‘n’ Jill Childcare at Marina Bay on Victory Road in North Quincy on May 21 from 8:15 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Star Market on Granite Avenue in Quincy on May 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Quincy YMCA on Coddington Street in Quincy on May 22 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jack ‘n’ Jill Childcare at Marina Bay on Victory Road in North Quincy on May 23 from 8:15 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Crown Colony Medical Center on Congress Street in Quincy on May 24 from 9:10 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. Shoppers at the Star Market in Quincy said they planned to make sure they washed their hands and produce carefully. “I have two kids and have been terrified since the measles outbreak started and people don’t vaccinate their kids – I just don’t know why,” said shopper Amanda Pfistner, of Quincy. “Ugh, I know when I go back I’m going to wash my hands!” Nahomie Civil, of Quincy, said outside the market. “Oh, it definitely makes me nervous. I’m going to make sure I wash all my fruits...
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Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Infectious diseases Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs
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Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion MCV coverage in Bardwaja was low. We recommended strengthening of outreach immunization targeting religious minority.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Current Infectious Disease Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
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