Three New Measles Cases in Hennepin County

Three New Measles Cases in Hennepin County Photo: KSTP

May 22, 2017 02:47 PM

Three new cases of measles in Hennepin County have pushed the total number of cases diagnosed in Minnesota in the current outbreak to 69.

According to numbers on the Minnesota Department of Health website, 59 of the cases have now been diagnosed in Hennepin County, four have been diagnosed in both Ramsey and Crow Wing County, and two cases have been diagnosed in Le Sueur County.


RELATED: Measles Outbreak Total Hits 66 in Minnesota

Sixty-five of those diagnosed have been confirmed to have been unvaccinated. One individual had one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Three individuals had two doses.

Sixty-six of the cases have occurred in children between the ages of 0 and 17. Three case are adults.

Fifty-nine of the cases have come in the Somali Minnesotan community. Seven of the cases are listed as white/non-Hispanic when it comes to race and ethnicity. Three are listed as white/Hispanic.

RELATED: Measles Outbreak Total Rises to 64

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



Frank Rajkowski

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