Confirmed cases as of April 27, 2017: 29
(Updated Monday-Friday at 1 p.m.)
- 28 of the cases are in Hennepin County and 1 of the cases is in Stearns County.
- 25 of the cases are confirmed to be unvaccinated, 1 of the cases had 1 MMR, and vaccination status of the remaining cases has yet to be verified.
- The cases are children ages 0 through 5 years.
- 25 of the confirmed cases are Somali Minnesotan. Race/ethnicity of the remaining cases has yet to be verified.
If you think you or your child has been exposed to measles
- Watch for symptoms of measles. Measles symptoms begin with a fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes. Then a rash develops that usually spreads from the head to the rest of the body.
If you or your child has symptoms of measles
- Call your doctor or clinic right away if you see symptoms of measles. Your doctor or clinic will let you know if you need to come in for a visit.
People at high risk of getting measles
- Measles spreads easily among people who are not vaccinated.
- Areas with low immunization rates are a concern not only for those who are unvaccinated by choice, but also for those who cannot be vaccinated due to health status or age.
- All Minnesota children 12 months and older who have not received a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine should get it now.
- Adults who have never received the MMR vaccine and have never had measles should get the vaccine now.
These children can get their second dose of MMR vaccine now:
- Somali Minnesotan children statewide
- Hennepin County children
- Vaccine recommendations may expand if the measles outbreak spreads to more communities.
Check your immunization record
- Talk to your doctor or clinic if you are not sure if you need to get vaccinated.
MIIC Immunization Record Requests
Request your immunization record.
More information about measles
General information about measles, including symptoms, complications, vaccines, tests, and treatment.
Measles Outbreak Vaccination Guidance
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Minimize Measles Transmission in Health Care Settings
Quick reference for minimizing the risk of measles transmission in health care settings.
Measles Information For Health Professionals
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