Minnesota Department of Health declares Measles outbreak

Photo by: CDC
Photo by: CDC

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Department of Health says there is a measles outbreak in the state.

Half of all current cases in the United States are in Minnesota.

The department says there have been 12 cases of measles in unvaccinated children who traveled internationally since June.

Measles typically shows up seven to 14 days after contact with the virus, with symptoms typically including high fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes. Measles rash appears three to five days after the first symptoms.

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