(Learfield News Service/Hennepin County, MN) — Health officials are working to find out how three children in Hennepin County contracted the measles.
Two of the children ultimately had to be hospitalized, and all three had not been vaccinated. Measles is highly contagious and can be deadly.
Symptoms include high fever and a rash.
Kris Ehresemann with the Minnesota Health Department says the last time there was a big outbreak in the state was in 1990 when there were 460 cases and three deaths.
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