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New England Aquarium volunteer diagnosed with measles

A Vermont teenager who volunteered at the New England Aquarium is Boston's latest measles patient, the Boston Public Health Commission reports.

The commission says anybody who worked at or visited the aquarium's main building after noon on May 19 or 22 and who isn't sure of their measles immunity status, should stay away from the public until June 9 or June 12, depending on which day. Although measles usually shows up 10 to 12 days after exposure, it can take up to three weeks to develop.

Early symptoms of the highly contagious disease can include a high fever, runny nose, cough, and red, watery eyes. A skin rash usually occurs two to four days later and begins on the face but soon spreads to other parts of the body.

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A Saturday in May? How many people (and little kids on particular) could have been at the aquarium on a Saturday in May? Any chance those were of the days it was shut down for the tank crack?

Yeesh. This could get ugly (particularly with the larger-than-I-ever-would-have-expected anti-vaccination population running about).

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Your report differs from the Globe which says: "A volunteer at the New England Aquarium has been diagnosed with measles and worked there while contagious on May 19 and 22"

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Typo on my part, compounded by getting the second stay-home date wrong based on that. Fixed, thanks.

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