Hennepin Healthcare is working with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) as they investigate a case of measles identified in a patient who was infectious while being seen at the hospital. The patient was present in the emergency department overnight on June 13 starting at 11 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the next morning. The patient returned for additional care on June 18 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

It is unclear if this case is related to previous cases in the community.

Unvaccinated people or those with unknown vaccination status who were in those areas during that time are at risk of getting measles and could develop symptoms (first symptom is usually a fever) within 7 to 21 days of exposure. Please go to the Minnesota Department of Health web page for more information.

If you believe you were potentially exposed during this time and you are having symptoms, please call nurse telehealth at 612-873-6963 for assistance.

With measles cases in our community, it is more important than ever for you or your loved ones to be vaccinated against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. Please call 612-873-6963 to make a vaccination appointment with a provider.

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