June 01, 2017 01:41 PM
After almost two weeks in which the number of new measles cases diagnosed in Minnesota seemed to plateau, those numbers rose again Thursday.
According to numbers posted on the Minnesota Department of Health website, three new cases in Hennepin County have brought the total number of individuals diagnosed during the current outbreak to 73.
That now includes 64 cases in Hennepin County, four in Crow Wing County, three in Ramsey County and two in Le Sueur County.
Sixty-eight of those cases have come in individuals who have been confirmed to have been unvaccinated. Two individuals had one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Three had two doses.
Seventy of those cases have come in children between the ages of 0 and 17. Three of those diagnosed have been adults.
Sixty of the cases have come in the Somali Minnesotan community. Nine of the cases have come in those with a race/ethnicity listed as White/Non-Hispanic. Three have come in those listed as White/Hispanic. One case is unknown/pending when it comes to race/ethnicity.
It remains the worst outbreak in Minnesota since 1990 when 460 cases were diagnosed, leading to three fatalities.
Updated: June 01, 2017 01:41 PM
Created: June 01, 2017 01:29 PM
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