Health officials have confirmed an additional case of measles in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday the new case is associated with the measles outbreak that has been occurring mainly in Hennepin County since late March.
Minnesota health officials are hoping the state's measles outbreak is nearing its end as the number of new cases plateau for the last 13 days. The Minnesota Department of Health's daily tally has remained steady at 68 for two weeks.
Minnesota health officials say there are almost 70 confirmed cases of measles in the state so far this year, and a state lawmaker is hoping to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children.