Measles Statistics - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Measles Disease Statistics

Measles is a rare disease in Minnesota and in the U.S.; however, measles is still common in other parts of the world. Most measles cases occurring in Minnesota result from someone traveling to or from countries where measles is common, and who are infectious with measles after arriving in Minnesota. Measles can spread easily to unvaccinated persons. Maintaining high immunization rates is essential to preventing measles.

Confirmed, probable, and suspect measles cases as of Aug. 23, 2018: 2
(Data are preliminary and subject to change.)

2017 Minnesota measles outbreak

  • Total confirmed cases as of Dec. 31, 2017 = 75*
    (Data are preliminary and subject to change.)
    *Four cases were removed from the outbreak case total because they did not meet the criteria to be a confirmed case after additional investigation or laboratory testing.

Annual incidence of measles disease in Minnesota

 
Reported cases of measles, Minnesota, 2000-2017
Year Exposure outside
U.S. (imported case)
Exposure within U.S. but linked to imported case Other Total cases
2000 1 0 0 1
2001 2 2 0 4
2002 2 0 0 2
2003 0 0 0 0
2004 0 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0 0
2006 1 0 0 1
2007 1 0 0 1
2008 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 1 1
2010 2 0 1 3
2011 3 23 0 26
2012 0 0 0 0
2013 2 0 0 2
2014 2 0 0 2
2015 2 0 0 2
2016 2 0 0 2
2017 0 75 0 75
Total 20 100 2 122

Disease Control Newsletter (DCN)

The Disease Control Newsletter (DCN) includes an annual summary of measles disease in Minnesota.

Note: There are no listings for years in which there were no cases of measles reported. The DCN archives available on the web include 1997-2017.

  • Measles, 2017
    Detailed statistics of measles disease activity in Minnesota during 2017.
  • Measles, 2016
    Detailed statistics of measles disease activity in Minnesota during 2016.
  • Measles, 2015
    Detailed statistics of measles disease activity in Minnesota during 2015.
  • Measles, 2014
    Detailed statistics of measles disease activity in Minnesota during 2014.
  • Measles, 2013
    Detailed statistics of measles disease activity in Minnesota during 2013.
  • Measles, 2012
    Detailed statistics of measles disease activity in Minnesota during 2012.
  • Measles, 2011
    Detailed statistics of measles disease activity in Minnesota during 2011.
  • Measles, 2010
    Detailed statistics of measles disease activity in Minnesota during 2010.
  • Measles, 2009
    Detailed statistics of measles disease activity in Minnesota during 2009.
  • Measles, 2008
    Detailed statistics of measles disease activity in Minnesota during 2008.
  • Measles, 2007
    Detailed statistics of measles disease activity in Minnesota during 2007.

Updated Monday, October 08, 2018 at 01:44PM