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One New Measles Case Confirmed in Minnesota

June 16, 2017 08:42 AM

(ABC 6 News) - After several days without any new measles cases, another case has been confirmed in Minnesota.

Minnesota's Health Department has said 71 of the 77 cases reported are in people who did not get vaccinated.   

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Now cases of mumps are popping up around the country. Mumps is also covered under the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine, but it is not always as effective for mumps. However, most doctors have said getting vaccinated is still extremely important.

"There is no way to protect yourself from measles mumps and rubella other than the vaccine, there is no treatment for any of those three diseases so the only way to assure that you are protected is to get the vaccine," Director of Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Dr. Greg Poland said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3,100 mumps cases have been reported this year.


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