Number of Measles Cases Rises to 76

June 08, 2017 04:12 PM

The number of measles cases diagnosed in Minnesota during the current outbreak now stands at 76, according to numbers on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

That includes 67 cases in Hennepin County, three in Ramsey County, four in Crow Wing County and two in Le Sueur County.


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Seventy of the cases have come in individuals who have been confirmed to have been unvaccinated. Three individuals had one dose of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine. Three had two doses.

Seventy-three of the cases have come in children between the ages of 0 and 17. Three of those diagnosed have been adults.

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Sixty-four of the cases have occurred in the Somali Minnesotan community. Nine cases have come in those whose race or ethnicity is listed as White/Non-Hispanic. Three have come in those whose race or ethnicity is listed as White/Hispanic.

It remains the worst outbreak in Minnesota since 1990 when 460 cases were diagnosed, leading to three fatalities.



Frank Rajkowski

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