Confirmed cases as of May 18, 2017: 64
(Updated Monday-Friday at 1 p.m.)
- 64 total cases:
- 54 in Hennepin County
- 4 in Ramsey County
- 4 in Crow Wing County
- 2 in Le Sueur County
- Vaccination status:
- 61 confirmed to be unvaccinated
- 1 had 1 dose of MMR
- 2 had 2 doses of MMR
- 61 in children (ages 0-17 years)
- 3 cases in adults
- 55 of the cases are Somali Minnesotan
Ryan swafford, ms, mph
South Central District Epidemiologist
Minnesota Department of Health
Epidemiology Field Services
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2105
Mankato, MN 56001
p 507-344-2717 | c 507-358-1563
For Parents and Caregivers
If you think you or your child has been exposed to measles
- Watch for symptoms of measles. Measles symptoms begin with a fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes. Then a rash develops that usually spreads from the head to the rest of the body.
If you or your child has symptoms of measles
- Call your doctor or clinic right away if you see symptoms of measles. Your doctor or clinic will let you know if you need to come in for a visit.
People at high risk of getting measles
- Measles spreads easily among people who are not vaccinated.
- Areas with low immunization rates are a concern not only for those who are unvaccinated by choice, but also for those who cannot be vaccinated due to health status or age.