It’s been six weeks since the state’s last measles case. The totals from the state’s worst outbreak in years stand at 23 cases including 14 children who had to be hospitalized. But there were no deaths.
The United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe where there’s a big outbreak.
The recent measles outbreak in Minnesota is changing the way some doctors and parents are handling immunizations. The standard recommendation for the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is one shot between 12 and 15 months, and a booster shot before preschool at 4 to 6 years old.
There have been 23 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota so far this year. The patients range in age from 4 months to 51 years old. Of those cases, nine of the people who could have had the shot have not been vaccinated.
Health officials struggling to contain a measles outbreak that’s hit hard in Minneapolis’ large Somali community are running into resistance from parents who fear the vaccine could give their children autism.
Currently, the Minnesota Department of Health says there are 14 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota, but health care professionals worry that more cases could come and history could repeat itself.
The Minnesota Department of Health reports a 12th confirmed case of measles in Minnesota.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is offering a measles vaccination clinic for children in the area.
The Minnesota Department of Health says they have found a 11th case of measles in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Health reports a number of new case of measles in the state, bringing the number found since February to nine total.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed two more cases of measles in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) said there have been three more cases of measles since an infant came down with the illness on March 4.
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating a case of measles in an infant who lives in Minneapolis.
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