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More businesses notified of possible measles exposure

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WHDH) - Two measles patients are causing quite the worry throughout the MetroWest area where they both visit frequently.

One of the patients is an employee at Bose in Framingham but health officials said he doesn't interact with customers. His coworkers have been notified of the possible exposure.

The other patient reportedly visited the Trader Joe's in Framingham and the sushi restaurant Samba the weekend of Feb. 15 and 16, both of which are located on Route 9.

It appears the patient spent several hours at the grocery store both days, but only visited Samba for a short period of time Saturday night.

"For the time period that person was there we want to make sure we notify patrons who were there at that time," Framingham Health Director Steve Ward said.

Officials say the man did take some precautions so they didn't need to notify many businesses.

"Fortunately he practiced social distancing, there wasn't a lot of places we had to follow up with," Framingham public health Nurse Kitty Mahoney said.

Most people had have the measles vaccine, however, there are gaps in the safety net so people are being careful to warn everybody about measles. The respiratory disease is very contagious and can be fatal for children.

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