Measles Outbreak Total Hits 60

Measles Outbreak Total Hits 60 Photo: KSTP

May 16, 2017 01:48 PM

Two new cases of measles have been reported in the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Health website.

That brings the total number of cases diagnosed in the state in the current outbreak to 60, the most since 1990 when 460 cases were diagnosed in Minnesota, leading to three fatalities.

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Fifty-one cases are reported in Hennepin County, four in Crow Wing County, three in Ramsey County and two in Le Sueur County.

Fifty-seven 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.

RELATED: 3 New Cases in Crow Wing County Bring Measles Total to 54

A total of 57 cases have come in children ages 0-17. Three have been adults, and 50 of the cases have come in the Somali Minnesotan community.

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