Throughout the first part of 2017, according to a new report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by the CDC, there have been 65 cases of Measles in Southern Minnesota. Anti-Vaxxers had gained a foothold in convincing a population there not to vaccinate their children because of concerns for autism. Of Note:
Population Exposed : 8250
20 children of the 65 were hospitalized for pneumonia
No Deaths and no mention of any post-infection complications (It is too early to tell)
3 Children who had already had 2 MMR doses, also contracted Measles
Transmission to others is still ongoing.
Vaccinate your children, people… to protect yourself and your children and most of all, my children