PUBLIC EVENTS – At Least 8 People Who Attended A Boston Biogen Conference Have Coronavirus
BOSTON STRONG news – Boston, MA: WBUR Elisabeth Harrison and Angus Chen report 3.05.2020.
Five Massachusetts employees and three out-of-state workers who attended a Biogen conference in Massachusetts have tested positive for coronavirus, according to state public health officials. The workers took part in a conference that was attended by roughly 175 participants last week.
Other attendees tested positive for the flu, according to Biogen representative David Caouette. The company on Thursday had reported three cases, all involving out-of-state attendees. The Massachusetts cases were confirmed Friday, according to state officials.
The conference was held at the Longwharf Marriott in Boston.
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