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Measles Update

Measles is on the Rise. Are You and Your Child Protected?

MDH is working closely with Hennepin County Public Health staff in investigating all four cases.
The three new cases were reported in children between 23 months and 4 years of age, living in
Minneapolis who likely acquired their infections in Minneapolis.

Several cases of measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus, have been reported in the metro area. Measles can be a very serious disease, and can result in ear infections, pneumonia, and in some instances, death.

Measles can be prevented by being vaccinated with MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine which is recommended at 12 months of age.

Check with your health care provider to make sure you and your child have been vaccinated. If you are uninsured, you can be vaccinated in a public health immunization clinic. 

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MMR Vaccine Clinics

More details will be posted on the MDH website (www.health.state.mn.us) and at www.hennepin.us/vaccines.  (Click to learn more about vaccines.)

 

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March 17, 2011 - "Health officials investigate three more measles cases in Hennepin County" from the Minnesota Department of Health.


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