The measles outbreak in Minnesota is nearly over, according to US News and World Report.
“We did a lot of work, both public health as well as the health care community both vaccinating as well as following up on anyone who was exposed, so we feel like that has really helped to slow the outbreak down, and at this point we’re hoping that we’re done with it,” said Kris Ehresmann, director of the infectious disease division at the Minnesota Department of Health.
Ehresmann said that the Twin Cities community is better protected than before the outbreak, but that everyone should remain vigilant because the outbreak could continue.
The Somali community has been hardest hit during the outbreak. The health department normally documents about 30 measles vaccinations a week among this group. That number rose to about 500 a week during the outbreak’s peak.
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