New Hampshire medical community prepares as measles returns
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Even though New Hampshire has not seen an outbreak of measles for many years, the return of this once-eradicated disease in other parts of the country is raising concern here, including questions about how easily clinicians can diagnose measles when they have never seen it before.
“Oh, yes, it’s getting folks’ attention. It’s everything from my dental hygienist an hour ago – ‘what’s going on with measles?’ – to folks at the hospital and patients asking about it,” said Dr. Michael McLeod, a family medicine physician in Hopkinton and associate chief medical officer for Concord Hospital.