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: Bemidji Police Seek Help Finding Teens Emily Luhm And Zoe Jones
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: 50-Car Train Derails In Albert Lea, Police Ask Public To Avoid Area North Of Hawthorne Street
The measles virus is highly contagious. Symptoms include fever and a rash.MORE NEWS: MN Weather Timeline: Hail Possible In Southeastern Minnesota Saturday, Warm Week Ahead
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