Anti-Vax Propaganda Helps Measles -- Once Eradicated -- Spread Across the Twin Cities
Health officials expect the number of diagnoses to rise.
Date Written: 08/05/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20700
The anti-vaxxer misinformation campaign has led to yet another outbreak of a preventable disease. Minnesota's Department of Health has announced that 44 people in the state have been diagnosed with measles, a disease once eradicated in the United States. Forty-two of the cases are in children, most of them Somali-Americans who were never vaccinated. According to numerous sources, the outbreak is the result of a sustained anti-vaccination campaign.