Minnesota measles outbreak declared overby Lorna Benson, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota's most recent measles outbreak is over. The Minnesota Department of Health says it does not expect to find any more cases linked to an outbreak last month in Dakota County.
The cases involved a 12-month old child who became ill shortly after returning from a trip to Kenya, and a 15-month old who became ill after visiting the first child's family. Neither child was vaccinated against measles.
The Health Department is urging health providers to continue offering early doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to infants 6-12 months of age who will be traveling internationally, particularly to areas in Africa and Europe where measles outbreaks are common.
Earlier this year, 23 people were sickened by a measles outbreak in Hennepin County. Most of those cases were traced to a young child who acquired measles during a trip to Kenya.