February 21, 2018

New Cases in Crow Wing County Bring Measles Total to 54

13 May 2017, 10:44 | Rex Hubbard

$5 million sought for measles outbreak response

MDH Commissioner Requests $5M For Infectious Disease Response

Health authorities have been quick to blame recent outbreaks of measles and whooping cough on unvaccinated children, and this has been used as an impetus to hurriedly pass mandatory vaccination laws in various states.

Ehresmann emphasized that the outbreak "has nothing to do with being Somali".

Rather than trump offensive rhetoric about "Muslim Measles", maybe WND can reflect on their own anti-vaccine "reporting".

According to a flyer, the April 30 meeting offered "a discussion on Minnesota measles, vaccines, vaccine injury and your exemption rights". But at the last minute it was relocated to the Safari Restaurant and Event Center, a Somali establishment in Minneapolis. Since the disease has a 21-day incubation period, it was impossible to say a particular exposed area was "safe" from exposure, Awsumb added.

"Vaccine-preventable outbreaks are extraordinarily expensive", said Laura Hanen of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. However, MDH is recommending an accelerated vaccine schedule to deal with the outbreak. "They tend to have what looks like pink eye with it, too".

Severe complications from measles include pneumonia and inflammation of the brain and a condition called subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) that is fatal and more common in infants, according to the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Blaxhill is an editor at, a website that promotes the debunked theory that vaccines cause autism. When reached for comment, Blaxhill directed Mic to a statement about the event from the Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota on

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Romania's decision to suspend the exports of vaccines against measles, mumps and rubella received the approval of the European Commission in an emergency procedure, according to the Health Ministry. He further said that they had three children died in Minnesota from measles and two of them died at their hospital.

Wakefield was stripped of his medical license in the United Kingdom after it was discovered that he had falsified data - but the damage done by his paper is widespread and ongoing.

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

Valley News asked the MN Health Department if this money is being asked for now because of an increase in Somali-Americans.

Vaccination rates are way up - another encouraging sign.

As of Thursday afternoon, Minnesota had 51 confirmed measles cases-that's almost as many as the state has seen over the last two decades combined. "I personally feel that no one should be forced to have a vaccine".

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