MN health officials want $5 million to fight infectious diseases

MDH Commissioner Requests $5M For Infectious Disease Response

"I respectfully request that the legislature create a public health response contingency fund of $5 million to ensure sufficient resources are available for immediate, life-saving actions to protect Minnesotans from infectious disease outbreaks and other unanticipated public health threats", Ehlinger noted.

In 2008, the Minnesota Department of Health found that Somali children in Minneapolis were more likely to take part in services for autistic children, although it was unclear if that was because more children in the community had the disorder or because there was better outreach to the community.

As of Monday, 51 people have been sickened in the current outbreak, 46 of whom are members of the Somali community.

As health department officials work to contain Minnesota's largest measles outbreak in decades, the most heavily affected population is contending with continued targeting from anti-vaccination advocates. "We can not continue diverting funding and resources away from other vital public health services to respond to disease outbreaks and threats", he said. Typically health officials record about 30 doses a week of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine given out to children within the Somali-immigrant community. Ehresmann said with such low levels of vaccination, public health officials have been anxious about an outbreak for some time. For years, public health officials have been trying to increase the vaccination rates in the Somali community, which dropped precipitously in the mid 2000s over fears about the now-debunked theory that vaccines were linked with autism. It's just the sheer fact of being unvaccinated.

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As Laycock said, this all "may lead to good things for believers down the road, but it does nothing immediately". Critics said the first point was essentially boilerplate rhetoric extolling religious freedom.

The first measles vaccine was licensed for use in the United States in 1963.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that "if one person has it, 90 percent of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected", according to the CDC.

"I think we'll continue to see cases for a while", Ehresmann said in a phone call Wednesday. "They say 'OK, I trust you, should I give my son or daughter [the vaccine]?"

The MDH recommends all children who have not received an MMR vaccine should get the first dose as soon as possible and all adults born in 1957 or later who have never received the MMR vaccine and have never had measles should get the vaccine as soon as possible.

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