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Health Officials Warn of Measles Exposure in Southeast Minnesota

Health Officials Warn of Measles Exposure in Southeast Minnesota

April 24, 2018 11:45 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- The Minnesota Department of Health is warning about a potential measles exposure in Southeast Minnesota.

According to MDH, a person from out-of-state who has the measles was traveling through the area in mid-April.

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They are urging anyone who was at the McDonald's at 172 Main St. in Winona between 12:30 and 4:00 p.m. on April 13 or the Freeborn County Co-op gas station at 1840 Margaretha Ave. in Albert Lea between 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. on April 16 to watch for symptoms.

“If someone has been exposed and has signs consistent with measles, it is important that they stay isolated from others to prevent spreading the disease and call their health care provider,” said Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious disease for MDH.

Those include high fever, cough, runny nose, watery, red eyes or a rash.  Health officials say the virus can remain airborne for up to two hours, and any cases of infection would appear between April 23 and May 7.

 

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