MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A measles outbreak is spreading in the Twin Cities.
The health department says at least eight children ages 4 and under have now gotten sick in Hennepin County. Six of them had to stay in the hospital. None of the children was vaccinated against measles.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: UK Variant Outbreak Linked To Youth Sports In Carver County, Officials Recommend 2-Week Pause
Most are Somali Minnesotans. The health department says that community has been targeted with misinformation about vaccine risks, so it’s working to alert families to the outbreak.READ MORE: More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been Vaccinated
The measles virus is highly contagious. Symptoms include fever and a rash.MORE NEWS: Faces Of COVID: Daryl Kruger, 82, Loved His Grandkids And The MN Twins
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