The Minnesota measles outbreak of 2011 continues. The state Health Department announced Friday three more confirmed cases of measles, bringing the state tally this year to 20. During the previous 10 years, Minnesota saw a total of just 10 cases.
Health experts spent nearly two hours at a Somali community forum in Minneapolis, trying to persuade people that the measles vaccine is safe and necessary. But there’s little evidence that Saturday night’s event changed anyone’s mind.
State health officials have confirmed six cases of juvenile measles this month in Hennepin County and caution more could be on the way in areas where parents have been reluctant to vaccinate their kids.
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