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: 50-Car Train Derails In Albert Lea, Police Ask Public To Avoid Area North Of Hawthorne Street
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: Bemidji Police Seek Help Finding Teens Emily Luhm And Zoe Jones
Measles is a highly-contagious disease. Symptoms include a high fever, runny nose and a rash that spreads over the entire body.MORE NEWS: MN Weather Timeline: Hail Possible In Southeastern Minnesota Saturday, Warm Week Ahead
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