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Officials Confirm Boston's 2nd Measles Case

The Boston Public Health Commission on Wednesday reported a second confirmed case of measles in the city.

Officials say the patient is a woman in her 20s who lives in the same building as the first patient, an employee of the French consulate.

Lab tests are still pending on several other suspected measles cases, including, most recently, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

UMass Boston on Wednesday offered free measles shots to students and faculty. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Patrick Day says about 45 students and half a dozen faculty members were in direct contact with the professor.

"We have asked all of them to remain home and essentially quarantine themselves away from the public until we're able to find out what in fact is the status of this professor," Day said.

Lab test results are expected back on the suspected university cases next week.

This program aired on March 2, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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