Hennepin County Child Diagnosed with Measles

August 07, 2018 02:59 PM

The Minnesota Department of Health reports a 5-year-old child in Hennepin County was diagnosed with measles earlier this month after returning from international travel to a region where the illness is common.

A release said the child was likely infectious from July 30 through Aug. 7. The child was not vaccinated against measles and has been hospitalized.


RELATED: Health Department Warns of Possible Measles Exposure in Albert Lea, Winona

Local public health staff, as well as staff at the hospital and clinic where the child was treated, are notifying individuals who have been exposed to the child in specific settings.

In a typical year, Minnesota sees only around four cases of the illness. But last year, the state experienced its worst outbreak since 1991.

A total of 75 cases were identified between April and August 2017.


Frank Rajkowski

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