Measles, Norovirus Cases Reported In Boston

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Boston public health officials are treating a Back Bay measles case seriously, as the woman who came down with the disease works at the French Consulate in a building shared by a number of businesses and approximately 2,000 other workers.

Why all the worry over what sounds like and old fashioned disease? Well, for one thing, Measles has a 90-percent infection rate.

In addition to that case, there are reports of an outbreak of the Norovirus at the Boston Conservatory of Music.

We get caught up on what you should avoid catching.


  • Dr. Anita Barry, director, Infectious Disease Bureau, Boston Public Health Commission

This segment aired on February 24, 2011.


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