The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is confirming two cases of measles in children who are siblings in Hennepin County. The two children developed symptoms shortly after returning from a visit to a country where measles is common. The preschool-aged children were not vaccinated and one was hospitalized due to measles complications. MDH is working to notify people who may have been exposed. The risk to the general public from these cases is low. Health officials say if additional measles cases develop as a result of these cases, they will likely occur between now and July 1st. Initial symptoms of measles include a high fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes followed by a rash that typically spreads from the head to the rest of the body.
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