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Measles alert at Wellesley doctor's office

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WELLESLEY, Mass. (WHDH) - Health officials are urging people who went to a certain doctor's office in Wellesley to be on the lookout for measles symptoms.

The Department of Public Health is just dealing with two confirmed cases of measles in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

However, 7News confirmed with Harvard Vanguard a person with measles came to this doctor's office in Wellesley on February 17 and now patients who were here that day are being warned to come in for blood tests.

One Arlington woman told 7News she remains in quarantine.

“They brought me in through a backdoor with a mask into a small room with an air filter. Masked people came in and drew blood,” said Kellie Carnathan, quarantined for measles.

Carnathan said her boyfriend has to stay home Thursday from his state job because he too came to Harvard Vanguard a week ago Monday.

Carnathan said the DPH warning notice said she should stay away from others by February 22, however, DPH didn't call until the 23 and she didn't get a letter from Harvard Vanguard until the 25.

“What's disturbing to me is that, you know, the Department of Public Health doesn't seem to be able to contain or protect us -- or contain this thing if they're putting out the information well after they've become aware of it,” said Carnathan.

Wellesley's health department confirmed it's aware of the situation but the town nurse stressed no Wellesley residents have come down with the measles at this point.

“They’re not a confirmed case, they don’t even have symptoms. It's just an exposure. And by sitting in the waiting room they were exposed,” said Ann Marie McCauley, Wellesley town nurse.

Earlier the town of Framingham reported a measles case involving a person who was at Trader Joe's on February 15 and 16 between the hours of 9:00 and 5:00; that person also went to the Samba restaurant.

There was a second case involving an employee at the Bose Corporation in Framingham who lives in Spencer.

The Department of Public Health released a statement saying it works to notify every exposed individual within 24 hours.

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