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.

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.

The measles virus is highly contagious. Symptoms include fever and a rash.

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Comments (2)
  1. Good job guys. Maybe we could do a little screening and how about some education as to the rules of living here?

  2. It’s not their fault John. Years ago Andrew Wakefield (yes that Wakefield) went to the
    Somali community with his merry band of anti-vaxxers and convinced many in the community that vaccination causes autism. I think we can do without the bigotry especially when many of your “white U.S. natural-born” citizens refuse to vaccinate their children.