May 17, 2017 02:20 PM
Another two cases of measles have been diagnosed in Hennepin County, and one more case has been diagnosed in Ramsey County.
That brings the total number of cases diagnosed in the state in the current outbreak to 63, according to numbers on the Minnesota Department of Health website.
In all, 53 of the cases have been diagnosed in Hennepin County, four cases each have been diagnosed in Ramsey and Crow Wing counties and two cases have been diagnosed in Le Sueur County.
A total of 60 cases have been diagnosed in individuals confirmed to have been unvaccinated. One individual had one dose of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine. Two individuals had two doses.
Sixty of the cases have occurred in those between the ages of 0-17. Three have occurred in adults. Fifty-three of the cases have occurred in the state's Somali community.
The outbreak is the worst in Minnesota since 1990 when 460 cases were diagnosed, leading to three fatalities.
Updated: May 17, 2017 02:20 PM
Created: May 17, 2017 01:23 PM
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