MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Three more cases of measles have been confirmed in Hennepin County, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Currently, all of the cases have been reported in children 5 years old and younger in Hennepin County. All are Somali-Minnesotan.READ MORE: Minnesota Comedian, Actor Louie Anderson Dies At 68
MDH said the child was not vaccinated in 23 out of the 24 cases. The vaccination status of the remaining case is unknown.READ MORE: After Fighting COVID For Nearly 2 Years, Minnesota Health Care Workers Still Pushing Forward Despite Burnout, Frustration
Measles is a highly-contagious disease. Symptoms include a high fever, runny nose and a rash that spreads over the entire body.MORE NEWS: Republicans Call For Further Investigation Of Other COVID-Related Federal Funds After Feds Investigate Nonprofit For Alleged Fraud
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