measles

Sen. Klobuchar & health experts address decline in immunizations & possible dangers

A CDC report showed a "notable decrease" for childhood vaccinations in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic.

MINNESOTA – There are many things that have taken a backseat since the pandemic started. One of those is some parents not keeping up to date with their children’s vaccines. “During those heavy months of pandemic time, the end of March, April and May, we had a significant decrease in the number of kids that were coming in for well…

Number of Students Vaccinated in North Dakota Nears 95%

The efforts from the North Dakota Department of Health contribute to the rise

FARGO, N.D. —¬†With measles outbreaks in Washington and New York, health officials are making sure more kids get vaccinated. In order to prevent an outbreak from happening in their state, the North Dakota Department of Health is making sure schools help parents understand the importance of getting immunizations. “Most parents thankfully don’t take that option of philosophically objecting to getting…

CDC: Measles Case Testing In Burleigh County Comes Back Negative

North Dakota Department of Health has determined that the threat of measles for this specific situation to be over

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota does not have its first case of measles since 2011 after all. After subsequent testing, the C-D-C found the individual believed to have measles in Burleigh County actually does not have measles. The North Dakota Department of Health has determined that the threat of measles for this specific situation to be over. The last case…

First Measles Case In North Dakota Since 2011

The measles case was reported Tuesday in a person in Burleigh County

BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — North Dakota has its first measles case in seven years. Health Department officials say the case was reported Tuesday in a person in Burleigh County. They did not reveal the person’s gender or age but say they likely contracted the disease out of state. That person has since recovered but went to numerous spots in the…

New Case of Measles Confirmed in Minnesota

The newest case is an unvaccinated man who lives in Hennepin County

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Health officials have confirmed an additional case of measles in Minnesota. The new case is associated with the measles outbreak that has been occurring mainly in Hennepin County since late March. The newest case is an unvaccinated man who lives in Hennepin County. Officials say the man visited several public locations in Hennepin, Ramsey and…

Minnesota Health Officials Hoping Measles Outbreak is Over

The Somali community has been hardest hit during the outbreak

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota health officials may call an end to the state’s measles outbreak if no new cases arise by the end of the month. The number of cases in the state has held steady at nearly 80 for nearly one month. Health officials must wait until July 29, when two incubation periods pass without any new cases, before…

Minnesota Lawmaker Working to Make it Harder for Parents to Opt Out of Vaccinations

DFL Rep. Mike Freiberg of Golden Valley hopes the ongoing measles outbreak will convince lawmakers to make changes

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — There are almost 70 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota so far this year. Now, a state lawmaker is hoping to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. Nearly 2,000 kindergartners weren’t immunized against measles this year because their parents presented a notarized statement to avoid vaccination. DFL Rep. Mike…

How Local Health Officials are Working to Prevent Measles Outbreak

Measles is spreading across Minnesota and local health officials are taking precautions in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn.– From January 1 to April 22, 61 people from 10 states were reported to have measles. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there are a total of 58 measles cases in Hennepin, Ramsey, Crow Wing and Le Seur County. At least 55 cases are in children and three are in adults. However, health officials in Clay County…

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

The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Measles cases in Minnesota are continuing to rise, especially in the Somali community. The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children. But another group is urging them to consider the risks of the vaccine. The Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota organized a public meeting to…