Boston Works To Contain Measles Case

Boston public health officials are trying to contain a possible measles outbreak after an employee of the French consulate came down with the infectious disease earlier this month.

About 80 people who work in the same office building as the consulate employee were vaccinated Wednesday, but that is just a fraction of the up to 2,000 people who work in the building.

Boston Public Health Commission Dr. Anita Barry says the woman also came into contact with people while riding the subway to work and at a community health center where she sought treatment.

So far, the consulate worker, in her 20s and believed to be on a short-term internship, is the only person to fall ill with the disease.

Symptoms include a cough, runny nose, fever and a rash.

This program aired on February 24, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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