Minnesota Group Says They're Not Anti-Vaxx, Just Here to Inform

Minnesota Group Says They're Not Anti-Vaxx, Just Here to Inform

Minnesota Group Says They're Not Anti-Vaxx, Just Here to Inform

The site ran this headline: "Midwest Muslim measles outbreak almost doubles", with this sub-headline: "Vast majority of cases among unvaccinated "Somali Minnesotan" population".

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates one to two of every 1,000 infected children dies from the disease.

Doctors say measles can lead to a number of complications, such as pneumonia, swelling of the brain and even death.vHealth officials in Minnesota and neighboring states have warned residents to make sure immunizations are up to date for their children and themselves.

The measles outbreak in Minnesota continues to rear its ugly head and the health department is shelling out plenty of money to combat the disease.

Local media said the latest outbreak appeared to have started in an immigrant community, where vaccine skepticism prevails. Lee Hieb who "argues that the MMR vaccine is uniquely risky".

Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger is asking lawmakers for a $5 million contingency fund to help health officials respond to outbreaks of infectious disease.

The current outbreak has rapidly spread through the Somali Minnesotan community in the Twin Cities.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that "if one person has it, 90 percent of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected", according to the CDC.

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Officials also recommend that children in affected counties, as well as all Somali-American children, who have had just one of the two recommended MMR shots to get the second shot on an accelerated scheduled.

The Minnesota Health Department's infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann revealed that it had to deploy 70 staff who were "working on this response". The state spent $207,000 in the first three weeks of the outbreak, she said.

According to the MN health commissioner the cost for Minnesotans to fight infectious disease outbreaks is nearing 3 million dollars in 2017.

Kristi Krombholz, a Public Health Nurse with the Lincoln County Health Department, says there is a real chance that measles could be coming to the Badger State.

Are you going to choose to take the risk to vaccinate and get this long-term chronic illness?

Forty-six of the 51 measles cases were reported among this population.

With the headline, "Midwest Muslim Measles Outbreak Nearly Doubles", WND connected parents' refusal to vaccinate their children to Islam, rather than the efforts of the anti-vaccine campaigners who recently pounced on the community and exploited fears about autism.

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