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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.

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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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