New Case of Measles in Hennepin County

New Case of Measles in Hennepin County Photo: KSTP

May 10, 2017 01:24 PM

A new case of measles has been diagnosed in Hennepin County.

That brings the total number of cases diagnosed in Minnesota during the current outbreak to 51, according to information on the Minnesota Department of Health website Wednesday afternoon.


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Forty-eight of the cases are in Hennepin County. Two are in Ramsey County, and one has been diagnosed in Crow Wing County.

The MDH figures show that 48 of the cases have come in children ages 0-17. Three of the cases have come in adults.

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A total of 47 of the cases have come in individuals confirmed to have been unvaccinated. One individual had one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Two individuals had two doses.

One of the individual's vaccination status is unknown.

Forty-six of the cases have come in the Somali Minnesotan community.

It is the worst outbreak in Minnesota since 1990 when 460 cases were diagnosed in the state, leading to three fatalities.



Frank Rajkowski

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