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: Minnesota Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Parts Of Minnesota, Wisconsin
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: Police Report Rash Of Car Thefts Across West Twin Cities Metro Area
The measles virus is highly contagious. Symptoms include fever and a rash.MORE NEWS: 'Pure Mask Sweatiness': Students Face Masking Up Again For In-Person Learning
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