Two cases of measles were reported in 2013. Both were Hennepin County residents. The first case was a 50-year-old white, non-Hispanic male with unknown vaccination status. He had returned from Germany, where he presumably was exposed. The second case was a 2-year-old Asian, non-Hispanic male who had recently been adopted from China and was unvaccinated due to a medical condition. This child was linked to a small cluster of adoptees (2 confirmed cases from other states) whose families had also recently returned to the United States from China.
One of the cases was confirmed by both PCR and IgM serology, and the other by PCR only. The first case was genotype D8 and the second H1. The 2 cases were considered international importations (exposed to measles outside of the United States) and were unrelated to each other. No secondary cases were identified.
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- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2013