Mass Health Department Warns of Measles Exposure in Framingham

BOSTON- The Massachusetts Department of Health is warning residents that a person with measles visited several areas in Massachusetts, including one location in Framingham, while they were infectious.

The State’s health department issued the warning as others may have been exposed to measles at these locations.

The individual was at the Framingham Service Plaza on the Mass Pike, westbound in Framingham on Wednesday, March 27 between 2 and 4:20 p.m.

“Those who were exposed and begin to develop symptoms of measles should call their healthcare provider before visiting an office, clinic, or emergency department,” said state’s health department.

Symptoms can occur between 10 days and 2 weeks after exposure and appear to be a cold (runny nose, cough, fever).

A “rash occurs on the skin 2-4 days after the initial symptoms develop,” said the state’s health department.

The rash usually appears first on the head and then moves downward. The rash typically lasts a few days.

Other locations where exposure was possible include:

  • Tuesday, March 26 from 1:40 to 4:40 p.m. – Katie’s Burger Bar at 38 Main Street in Plymouth
  • Wednesday, March 27 from 8:40 to 10:45 a.m. – Starbucks at 12 Market Place Drive, in Waltham
  • Thursday, March 28
    • 8:50 to 11:10 a.m. – Staples at 800 Lexington Street, Waltham
    • 9:10 to11:15 a.m. – Dunkin’ at Wal-Lex Shopping Center on 876A Lexington Street, Waltham
    • 11:55 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Whole Foods at 990 Lyannough Road, Hyannis
    • 2 to 5:05 p.m. – Target at 250 Granite Street, Braintree

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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