Number of Measles Cases in State Rises By 1

July 13, 2017 03:11 PM

After a week of holding steady, the number of measles cases in Minnesota in the current outbreak increased by one Thursday.

That's according to numbers on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

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The current total now stands at 77. That includes 68 diagnosed cases in Hennepin County, four in Crow Wing County, three in Ramsey County and two in Le Sueur County.

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

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

Sixty-five of the cases have come in the Somali Minnesotan community. Nine have come in individuals whose race/ethnicity is described as White/Non-Hispanic. Three have come in individuals whose race/ethnicity is described as White/Hispanic.

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

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