The following press release was issued February 25, 2014 by Steven J. Ward, Director of Public Health regarding the Framingham measles alert:
The Framingham Health Department was notified of a confirmed case of Measles by the Mass Department of Public Health on February 21st. As a result of this notification a case investigation of places frequented by the individual was conducted. As part of this investigation the Framingham Health Department provided community health notices and vaccination clinics at Trader Joes, 659 Worcester Road in Framingham, and Samba restaurant, 1138 Worcester Road in Framingham, as a preventative measure. Both establishments have been very cooperative and have been working in collaboration with the Framingham Health Department on all preventative measures.
If you were a patron at Trader Joes on 2/15/14 & 2/16/14 between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm, or at Samba on 2/15/14 between the hours of 5:30pm-9:00pm please review the attached alert notices for each establishment.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed a second case of Measles from another Metrowest community with associated exposures in a private corporate environment in Framingham. This corporation has notified its exposed employees and it is taking the appropriate steps to ensure the employees’ vaccination. There is no evidence that the public was exposed at this location.
For additional information on Measles please contact the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at 617-983-6800.
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