Measles Situational Update for Local Public Health 5/22/2017
The Minnesota Department of Health continues to work with partners to stop the spread of measles. Below is an update of the current situation. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the MDH measles outbreak webpage .
Epidemiology of the Outbreak:
· 69 total cases:
o 59 in Hennepin County
o 4 in Ramsey County
o 4 in Crow Wing County
o 2 in Le Sueur County
o 66 in children (ages 0-17 years)
o 3 cases in adults
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.