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 Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Parts Of Minnesota, Wisconsin
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: Police Report Rash Of Car Thefts Across West Twin Cities Metro Area
Measles is a highly-contagious disease. Symptoms include a high fever, runny nose and a rash that spreads over the entire body.MORE NEWS: 'Pure Mask Sweatiness': Students Face Masking Up Again For In-Person Learning
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