Measles Outbreak Total Hits 66 in Minnesota

Measles Outbreak Total Hits 66 in Minnesota Photo: KSTP

May 19, 2017 01:33 PM

Two more cases of measles have been diagnosed in Hennepin County, according to numbers posted on the Minnesota Department of Health website Friday.

That brings the total number of cases diagnosed in Minnesota during the current outbreak to 66.

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Fifty-six of those cases have come in Hennepin County, four each in Ramsey and Crow Wing Counties and two in Le Sueur County.

Sixty-two 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: 2 New Measles Cases in Hennepin County, 1 New Case in Ramsey County

Sixty-three of the cases have come in children between the ages of 0 and 17. Three have been adults. Fifty-seven of the cases have occurred in the Somali Minnesotan community.

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

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