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Another measles diagnosis confirmed in the Twin Cities

Both cases have been reported in Hennepin County.

A second case of the measles has been confirmed in the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. 

Details about the age of and location of the new diagnosis are unclear, although the Star Tribune reports that it was an unvaccinated child. 

The first diagnosis of measles came earlier in August, when MDH officials announced that a 5-year-old child likely contracted the virus while on an international trip with family to a region where measles is common. 

That child was not vaccinated and was likely infected between July 30-Aug. 7. Health officials contacted anyone who might've come in contact with the child at the clinic and hospital they were treated at. 

All health care providers in Minnesota have been alerted and asked to keep an eye out for patients with signs or symptoms of measles, which include high fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes.

It is followed by a rash that can spread from the head to the rest of the body. It can spread easily through coughing, sneezing or simply being in the same room as someone who has it. 

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