Measles

Trump Urges Vaccinations to Prevent Spread of Measles

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is urging Americans to get vaccinations to prevent the spread of measles. Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday, said that people “have to get their shots.” He added that vaccinations “are so important.” Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, hovering around 700 cases this…

Minnesota Officials: Measles Outbreak Is Over; 79 Sickened

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota health officials say a measles outbreak that sickened 79 people is over. The outbreak that began April 11 was the largest measles outbreak in Minnesota since 1990. It affected mostly unvaccinated children in Minnesota’s Somali-American community, where many parents avoided the vaccine because of unfounded fears that it causes autism. Twenty-two of those who…

Minnesota Measles Outbreak May Be Nearing Its End

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota health officials are hoping the state’s measles outbreak is nearing its end as the number of new cases plateau for the last 13 days. The Pioneer Press reports that the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily tally has remained steady at 68 for two weeks. However, health officials are still urging caution and recommending vaccinations. The state…

SD Doctor Stresses Importance Of Vaccines Following Measles Outbreak In Minnesota

In 2014, South Dakota saw 13 cases of the measles and one more case in 2015. Now Minnesota is dealing with their own outbreak. The state Health Department there has confirmed 24 cases and almost all of them have something in common. Those infected were never vaccinated. It may be that some don’t know the recommendations for shots or don’t…