Hennepin County measles outbreak now includes 8 children
Apr 16 2017
Minnesota health officials have confirmed five new cases of measles in Hennepin County children, bringing the total number of cases in the outbreak to eight.
Seven of the eight cases occurred in children who had been in contact with one another, and six of the affected children have been hospitalized.
Few details about the ailing person were disclosed other than it was an adult, it was a direct result of an exposure to the first such afflicted person in late March, the two victims were not related in any way, and both were passengers in the same flight.
Measles is a viral infection that can result in pneumonia, brain inflammation, hospitalization and death.
Symptoms initially include a high fever, red eyes, cough, runny nose, and eye discomfort or sensitivity in the yes, and is followed by a red, raised body rash starting on the head and face that progresses to the rest of the body.
Anyone at either of the following locations during the dates and times provided should monitor themselves for rash with fever or other symptoms consistent with measles for 21 days.
This increases the possibity of exposing others to the infectino. She says measles has an incubation period of about two weeks and is highly contagious.
Measles can be spread through the air by coughing and sneezing.
State and local health officials say the best line of defense is vaccination and encourage it for all persons, especially those traveling internationally.
The department says that in 1963, before the vaccine, the United States at 4 million cases a year, which killed 450-500 people. However, recurring cases are reported each year in the country.
The CDC reports reveal that an average of 60 measles cases have been reported yearly between 2001 and 2012. Nationally in 2014 there were 667 cases, including five in MI.
However, measles cases have been rising as childhood vaccination rates have dipped. In 2016, 70 people from 16 states contracted it.
Measles was reportedly eradicated in the USA in 2000, and World Health Organization declared it officially measles free on September 27, 2016.
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