A brief post to provide an update on the latest measles outbreak in Minnesota. On August 26, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that a third case has been identified. The latest is a 43-year-old woman who was exposed to the index case in a health care setting. She had unknown vaccination status and was identified through follow-up of people who had been exposed to the two initial cases.
As of this writing, the 12-month-old child, who had contracted the illness while in Kenya, is still in critical condition, but the second case, the 15-month-old, has been released from the hospital. Neither of the children had been vaccinated against measles.
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