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3 More Measles Cases Confirmed, Total Cases Reaches 24

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.

MDH said the child was not vaccinated in 23 out of the 24 cases. The vaccination status of the remaining case is unknown.

Measles is a highly-contagious disease. Symptoms include a high fever, runny nose and a rash that spreads over the entire body.

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