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Thursday, May 26, 2011

US : 2 more measles cases reported in Massachusetts

Via Boston Herald, excerpt :

" An apparently random outbreak of measles in Massachusetts has public health officials concerned.

Officials reported two more confirmed cases this week, bringing the total in the state this year to 17. There have only been one to three cases per year in the previous four years.

Dr. Anita Barry, director of the infectious disease bureau at the Boston Public Health Commission, tells The Boston Globe there appears to be no pattern to this year’s cases and no common source.

The latest cases were in a 23-month-old boy from Boston who had received his first measles vaccination last year and a teenage boy from outside the city treated at a Boston health care facility."

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