3 More Cases of Measles in Minnesota

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May 05, 2017 01:52 PM

Three more cases of measles have been diagnosed in Minnesota, according to figures on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

That brings the total in the current outbreak to 44, 41 of which have been diagnosed in Hennepin County. Two of the cases have been diagnosed in Ramsey County and one has been diagnosed in Crow Wing County.

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The department said 42 of the cases have come in individuals confirmed to be unvaccinated. Two of those diagnosed had two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

A total of 43 cases have come in children whose ages have ranged from 0-10 years. One of the cases is an adult. Thirty-eight of the cases have come in the Somali Minnesotan community.

RELATED: MDH: No Measles in Stearns, New Case in Crow Wing

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

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