CDC: Largest measles outbreak was in the Twin Cities metro in 2011

The number of U.S. measles cases last year was the worst in 15 years. Officials traced 21 of the more than 220 cases reported across the country to a child in Minnesota who picked up the highly contagious virus after a trip to Kenya. No deaths were reported in the U.S.
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The number of U.S. measles cases last year was the worst in 15 years. Officials traced 21 of the more than 220 cases reported across the country to a child in Minnesota who picked up the highly contagious virus after a trip to Kenya. No deaths were reported in the U.S.

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