Minn. health officials investigate infant measles case

The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating a case of measles in an infant who lives in Minneapolis.

Officials say the child was too young to be vaccinated for measles.

The infant became ill in late February and was likely infectious from Feb. 22 through March 2. The child was hospitalized and is recovering.

Because the child's family recently moved from Chicago and spent time in Indiana, health officials say the child could have been exposed to measles in Illinois, Indiana or Minnesota.

Officials say the risk to the public from infection in this case is low, because of high vaccination rates for measles in Minnesota.

Symptoms of measles include fever, runny nose, cough, loss of appetite, watery eyes and a rash.

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