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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