Boston resident diagnosed with measles; first case in city since 2013


A Boston resident was diagnosed with measles Sunday, the city’s Public Health Commission said Wednesday in a statement.

“During the infectious period, the individual went to locations where other people may have been exposed,’’ the statement said. “This is the first confirmed case of measles in a Boston resident since 2013.’’

The commission said it urges “anyone who does not know their measles immunization status to get vaccinated with at least one dose of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Those who have had measles in the past or have received two doses of measles containing vaccine are unlikely to become ill even if exposed.’’