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With the current outbreak of measles, it is important to watch for symptoms of measles including: high fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes followed by a rash that typically spreads from head to the rest of the body.  Call your doctor or clinic right away if you see symptoms of measles.

 

Measles is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. It spreads very easily among unvaccinated people. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) stresses the importance of its vaccine recommendations, which protect children and adults during outbreaks:

  • 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.

 

Todd County Health & Human Services has an immunization clinic tomorrow, May 2nd from 9am-4pm at its Long Prairie office.

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