The number of measles cases in Minnesota continue to trickle in at a  ever slowing pace. During the past two weeks, Minnesota health officials have reported six confirmed cases, bringing the state total to 75.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  70 people from 16 states were reported to have measles nationwide in 2016.

In 2015, 188 people from 24 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles. In 2014, the United States experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD); this is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000.

Through May 20 this year, 100 people from 11 states (California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington) were reported to have measles.

The Minnesota outbreak breakdown according to the Minnesota Department of Health is as follows (since the beginning in mid-April):

75 total cases:
66 in Hennepin County
3 in Ramsey County
4 in Crow Wing County
2 in Le Sueur County

Vaccination status:
69 confirmed to be unvaccinated
3 had 1 dose of MMR
3 had 2 doses of MMR

72 in children (ages 0-17 years)
3 cases in adults