Health Officials Say Measles Outbreak is Over

August 25, 2017 04:32 PM

The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday the measles outbreak of 2017 is over.

The outbreak, which was first identified on April 11, sickened 79 children, most of whom were under the age of 10, according to a news release.

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The announcement comes after no new cases were detected for 42 days.

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MDH says this was the largest measles outbreak since 1990, when 460 people were infected and 3 people died.

State data shows 22 people were hospitalized during the recent outbreak and that 71 of the 79 cases were unvaccinated.

MDH estimates the response to the outbreak che state more than $900,000.

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