Measles Diagnosis Traced Back to Martha’s Vineyard
Officials in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard are warning residents and visitors after a child from out of state was diagnosed with measles after his visit to the islands last week.
On Wednesday night, the child, who was un-vaccinated, was evaluated at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. According to the hospital, the child was considered infectious from June 8 through Wednesday, June 17th and is warning against possible exposure. The child's activities can be traced back to the following following places during the infectious period.
- West Tisbury Public Library on Monday, June 8th from 11:00am - 3:00pm
- Aquinnah Library onTuesday, June 9 from 3:00 - 5:30pm and June 11 from 5:30 - 6:30pm.
- Martha’s Vineyard Airport Laundromat in West Tisbury on Friday, June 12 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
- Sharky’s Cantina in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday, June 16th from 7:30 - 8:30pm.
- Ryan’s Family Amusements in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday June 16th from 5:30pm - 9:00pm.
Martha's Vineyard Hospital will be holding a free vaccination clinic for any one who is unimmunized currently. For anyone else who may have been on the Vineyard that week or is worried that they may have been exposed, please review the continually updated Measles Alert put out by the MV Hospital here.