Measles outbreak in Somali American community follows anti-vaccine talks

  title={Measles outbreak in Somali American community follows anti-vaccine talks},
  author={Owen Dyer},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  • O. Dyer
  • Published 16 May 2017
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  • British Medical Journal
The US state of Minnesota is facing its largest measles outbreak in nearly 30 years, with 58 cases reported over the past month, including 14 admissions. All but three of the cases occurred in unvaccinated children under 10, mostly in the 32 000 strong Somali American community around Minneapolis. The community’s child vaccination rates for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) have plummeted from 92% in 2004 to 42% in 2014, amid fears that its children have unusually high rates of autism. These… 
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