Health & wellness

Person with measles visited Wellesley doctor

The Wellesley Health Department has confirmed that the Framingham resident with a confirmed case of the measles visited their primary care physician’s office in Wellesley on Feb. 17.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health spokesperson said Wednesday afternoon that there are still only two confirmed cases of the measles and could not confirm that the Framingham case had visited their doctor in Wellesley.

Harvard Vanguard spokesperson said that the patients who may have potentially been exposed have been notified.


“The safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff is our utmost priority,” said Dr. Benjamin Kruskal, the chief of infectious disease at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, in a prepared statement. “We’ve been working closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to notify anyone who may have been exposed to measles on February 17, and to seek verification of their immune status.”

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The Wellesley Health Department said that if people have any concerns they should contact their primary care physician’s office.

On Wednesday, a Framingham health department official revealed that the two confirmed cases of the measeles were a resident of Framingham and a resident of Spencer, who works in Framingham.

Chelsea Rice is a health content producer for Email her at Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaRice.