College student in Boston diagnosed with measles

January 10, 2020 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston public health officials say a Northeastern University student diagnosed with measles may have exposed others to the disease around campus, at nearby businesses and at Logan International Airport.

The Boston Public Health Commission says the student was diagnosed Wednesday.

The student, whose name was not released but who lives in the city, may have exposed others between Jan. 3 and Jan. 6 at several locations on campus, including dormitories, dining halls and classrooms.


The student was at the airport’s Terminal E on Jan. 3 from about 9 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

The student during that period also visited restaurants, retail stores, a pharmacy and other businesses near campus.

It could take someone potentially exposed to measles up to 21 days to become ill. The commission urges anyone who thinks they may have been exposed and unsure about their immunization status to consult with a health care provider.

The last time a city resident was diagnosed with measles was October, and that was the first case since 2013.