Containing a measles outbreak in Minnesota, 2017: methods and challenges

  title={Containing a measles outbreak in Minnesota, 2017: methods and challenges},
  author={Emily Banerjee and Jayne Griffith and Cynthia Kenyon and Ben Christianson and Anna K. Strain and Karen G Martin and Melissa Mcmahon and Erica Bagstad and Ellen Laine and Katie Hardy and Genny Grilli and Jacy Walters and Denise Dunn and Margaret Roddy and Kristen R. Ehresmann},
  journal={Perspectives in Public Health},
  pages={162 - 171}
Aims: We report on a measles outbreak largely occurring in Minnesota’s under-vaccinated Somali community in the spring of 2017. The outbreak was already into its third generation when the first two cases were confirmed, and rapid public health actions were needed. The aim of our response was to quickly end transmission and contain the outbreak. Methods: The state public health department performed laboratory testing on suspect cases and activated an Incident Command staffed by subject matter… 

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