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Not Worried About Getting Measles? Vaccinated Minnesotans are Getting it Now

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The worst outbreak of measles since 1990 is among us, with the total number at 60 now. The scary part is that there are now cases with people who have been vaccinated.

When this outbreak first started, Minnesotans were worried for their newborn children who couldn’t get the vaccinations because they were too young. It’s to the point where everybody needs to realize they could contract it, vaccinated or not. Of course, getting vaccinated heavily reduces your chances of getting measles, and it’s highly recommended.

According to the Minnesota Dept. of Health, there are 3 people who’ve contracted measles who did receive the vaccine. Here is their run down of the statistics to date:

60 total cases:

  • 51 in Hennepin County
  • 3 in Ramsey County
  • 4 in Crow Wing County
  • 2 in Le Sueur County

Vaccination status:

  • 57 confirmed to be unvaccinated
  • 1 had 1 dose of MMR
  • 2 had 2 doses of MMR

Age:

  • 57 in children (ages 0-17 years)
  • 3 cases in adults

Of the 60 Minnesota cases, 50 of the cases are Somali Minnesotan.

Measles are nothing to take lightly. During the outbreak in 1990, there were 3 deaths tied to it. If you start to see these signs in your children, or yourself, be sure to contact your doctor right away.

  • Fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes.
  • Then a rash develops that usually spreads from the head to the rest of the body.
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