Minnesota measles outbreak: Allina hospitals add visitor restrictions

Minnesota measles outbreak: Allina hospitals add visitor restrictions

MDH recommends that any children who live in Hennepin, Ramsey and Crow Wing counties and received their first dose of the MMR vaccine at least 28 days ago get their second dose as soon as possible. The outbreak has hit the unvaccinated Somali community hardest, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

"But with the measles outbreak, for the safety of our patients and our employees, we chose to keep the restrictions in place", said Terri Dresen, spokesperson for Allina Health.

Children under the age of five are asked not to visit patients in the hospital, and people who are sick should also refrain from visiting patients.

All visitors are asked to cover their coughs, and to wash their hands or use the antibacterial hand cleanser provided throughout Allina facilities.

Such a guideline would typically be lifted around this time of year, but the measles outbreak has risen to 44 cases across the state in recent weeks.

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All children under the age of 10 will be required to wear a mask while in the hospital, which also applies to any Allina clinic visit.

The outbreak began in Minnesota's Somali community. Measles can kill. And lying to vulnerable people about the health and safety of their children ought to be a hanging offense. But most likely are immune, either through vaccinations or having had the disease in the past.

Doubts about vaccines helped fuel Minnesota's biggest outbreak of measles in decades, and attracted determined vaccine skeptics eager to exploit fear, health officials say.

Symptoms of measles include a high fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes, followed by a large rash.

Minnesota is home to an estimated 25,000 Somali immigrants, the vast majority of whom live in Minneapolis and its suburbs.

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