Measles Total Drops By 1 in Minnesota

Measles Total Drops By 1 in Minnesota Photo: KSTP

May 24, 2017 02:06 PM

The number of measles cases diagnosed in Minnesota in the current outbreak has actually dropped by one, according to numbers posted on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

That's because one of the cases diagnosed in Ramsey County has been removed after a further review of the testing result. That case has now been ruled negative for measles.


RELATED: Three New Measles Cases in Hennepin County

The total number of cases diagnosed in the state now stands at 68: Fifty-nine in Hennepin County, four in Crow Wing County, three in Ramsey County and two in Le Sueur County.

Sixty-four of those cases have come in individuals confirmed to have been unvaccinated. One individual had one dose of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine. Three individuals had two doses.

Sixty-five of the cases have come in children ages 0 to 17 years. Three of the cases have come in adults. Fifty-eight of the cases have come in the Somali Minnesotan community. Seven are listed as White/Non-Hispanic when it comes to race/ethnicity and three are listed as White/Hispanic.

RELATED: Measles Outbreak Total Hits 66 in Minnesota

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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