Two cases of measles were reported in 2014. Both were residents of the metropolitan area. One was a 19 month-old Asian, non-Hispanic child with 1 documented dose of measles-containing vaccine. The child’s illness was clinically compatible with measles and confirmed by PCR and IgM antibody at the PHL. The child was febrile and developed a rash on April 17 while on an international flight from India to the United States, and then took a connecting flight from Chicago to Minneapolis. The child is assumed to have acquired measles in India.
The second case was a 46 year-old white, non-Hispanic male with unknown vaccination status. He was identified in early May when he was traveling for business in Massachusetts. His illness was clinically compatible with measles and confirmed by PCR and IgM at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This case is epidemiologically linked to the first case as they both utilized the same airport gate on April 17 for their respective flights. Both cases were genotyped as D8 (endemic in India) and were phylogenetically identical. Both cases were hospitalized and recovered without complications.
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