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According to the Minnesota Department of Health, a 19-month-old Hennepin County child was confirmed to be infected with the measles virus late last week. It was the first such case to be reported in the state this year.


Whooping cough has also reared its ugly head in Minnesota in recent years. What’s next, polio?

The reappearance of such long-fought childhood illnesses fits in perfectly with National Infant Immunization Week, April 26-May 3.

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