With the additional reports of four confirmed measles cases in Hennepin County today, since April 11, 2017, 48 cases of measles have been identified in Minnesota.


Cases are located in Hennepin (45), Ramsey (2) and Crow Wing (1) counties. Cases in Crow Wing and Ramsey Counties had likely exposure in Hennepin County. Overall, the majority of cases have been linked to known cases.

The vaccination status is poor in those who contracted the contagious virus with only two cases receiving two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Two of the cases have been reported in adults and 85 percent of the patients are Somali Minnesotans.

The number of measles cases reported in this outbreak is nearly the total of all the measles cases reported in Minnesota during the past 20 years (56).