The teachings of televangelist Kenneth Copeland and his family focusing on the virtues of trusting God to keep healthy are under scrutiny after a cluster of measles cases linked to his family's North Texas megachurch revealed many congregants hadn't been vaccinated against the highly contagious disease.
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 Minnesota Department of Health is reporting another confirmed case of measles, which brings the total linked to an ongoing outbreak in Hennepin County to 18.The state this year also has seen three isolated cases of measles, meaning the statewide tally now stands at 21.
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.
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