Measles Reaches 50 Confirmed Cases

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May 09, 2017 03:08 PM

The number of confirmed measles cases in Minnesota has risen to 50, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The updated number was released Tuesday afternoon. The recent outbreak is the largest since 1990, when there were 460 confirmed cases and three fatalities.

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As of Tuesday, there are 47 confirmed cases in Hennepin County, two in Ramsey County and one in Crow Wing County.

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Most of the confirmed cases has occurred in children ages 0-17. Three of the cases have occurred in adults. Forty-five of the confirmed cases are unvaccinated, one has received one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination and two have received two doses of the vaccination. The vaccination status in one case is unknown.

To help handle outbreak, some area hospital and clinics have implemented new guidelines.

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