Minn. health department confirms 14th case of measlesby Lorna Benson, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed a 14th measles case.
Thirteen of the individuals are linked to an infection that originated in Africa that occurred when a Minnesota Somali child visited Kenya and then returned to Minnesota. The other measles case was contracted in Florida.
So far, there have been eight hospitalizations and no deaths.
Most of the cases have occurred in unvaccinated people, including some who were too young to receive the vaccine.