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Possible measles burden in southeastern Minnesota



The Minnesota Department of Health along with local health departments in the districts of Freeborn and Winona recently warned people against confirmed measles at two sites in southeastern Minnesota

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Image / geralt [19659004] The Warning comes after MDH learned on April 23 that a non-Minnesota resident with confirmed measles had traveled through Minnesota from another state and had exposed persons in two different places on different days and times:

  • At 13 April ] in a McDonald's Restaurant, 172 Main St., Winona between 12:30 pm and 4pm
  • At 16. April at the Freeborn County Co-op Gas Station, 1840 Margaretha Ave., Albert Lea between 9:30 am and 11:45 am

If you're at these specific times were at one of these places, health officials say You should be alert for measles symptoms and check your vaccination status. Measles that can be prevented with a vaccine are a highly contagious skin disease. Subsequent cases from these exposures are expected to occur between April 23 and May 7.

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Government and local health authorities are contacting owners of both sites to provide recommendations to employees. "If someone has been exposed and has signs that are consistent with measles, it is important that they stay isolated from others to prevent the spread of the disease and to call their doctor," said Kris Ehresmann, Director of Infectious Disease for MDH ,


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