Reebok is taking steps to avert a measles outbreak at its corporate headquarters in Canton after one of its workers there was diagnosed with the virus.

The sports clothing and footwear firm told just-style: "To ensure the well-being of all our employees in the building and the general public, we are working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Canton Board of Health to implement the agencies best practice protocols."

To minimise the risk of the spread of measles, all Reebok employees are required to show proof of their immunity to measles or be vaccinated.

The company also said it has set up a measles vaccination clinic at the site "for those employees who do not have the proper documentation showing that they have received two doses of measles or
MMR vaccine."

Measles is one of the most contagious viral diseases, which is passed on through direct contact with someone who's infected.

About 1,200 workers are based at Reebok's Canton campus.