Minn. health department confirms 17th measles caseby Lorna Benson, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed a second new measles case Wednesday.
The latest infection brings the state's measles outbreak total to 17.
Fifteen of those cases have been linked to a measles virus that originated in Kenya. The infection was brought back to Minnesota by a Somali toddler.
Two other cases were traced to people who acquired infections in Florida and India.
So far, there have been ten hospitalizations and no deaths related to the outbreak.