Measles, 2018: DCN - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Measles, 2018

Three measles cases were reported in 2018, 2 of which occurred in Minnesota residents. One was a 5 year-old black, non-Hispanic resident of Hennepin County. The second was a 2 year-old black, non-Hispanic non-U.S. resident. Both children were unvaccinated and presented with fever, rash, cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis upon returning from Kenya in August. Both required hospitalization and recovered without complications. The third case was a 2 year-old white, non-Hispanic resident of Ramsey County. The child had a history of 1 age-appropriate dose of MMR, and became ill after returning from Israel in early September. This case was not hospitalized; his illness was mild and did not resemble classic measles infection.

All 3 cases were laboratory confirmed by PCR at the PHL. The first 2 cases with travel to Kenya were genotyped as B3, and the third case with travel to Israel could not be genotyped. The third case was lab-confirmed with other viral etiologies in addition to measles. All 3 cases were considered international importations (exposed to measles outside of the United States) and were not epidemiologically linked to each other or to any other known cases or outbreaks.

Updated Monday, 16-Sep-2019 11:18:23 CDT