MN Health Dept. Spent $2.3M During 5-Month Measles Outbreak

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Health Department says it is concerned about another measles outbreak in Minnesota.

Department officials told a Senate hearing today there are no new measles cases, but the situation is “still critical.”

The department reported that Minnesota had a total 79 cases of measles during the outbreak this spring and summer.

The majority of those cases, 81 percent, were from the state’s Somali population.

Health workers say they are trying to improve the Somali community’s low vaccination rate.

“We have not returned to business as usual, and staff remains in response mode,” Kris Ehresmann, with the health department, said. “While we were able to issue an all-clear on Aug. 25, 2017, which was two incubation periods of 21 days without a case, the situation is still critical.”

The health department says it spent $2.3 million during the five-month outbreak.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Yes, the Somali Measles outbreak. Use the right headline, WCCO. These people are Democrats and Democrat products who are designed not to assimilate to 1st world standards. Democrats got Obama to import people without medical checks. So they bring in their diseases to clinics, hospitals, schools, malls. Everywhere. Infect everyone.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Good Question
Best Of Minnesota
Excellent Educator

Watch & Listen LIVE