Last year, the state of Minnesota had 26 cases of the measles. At this very moment they have 25 confirmed cases and four more yet to be confirmed. That’s a massive increase. It all leads back to the Somali refugees. I guess checking for diseases wasn’t part of Obama’s “rigorous” vetting. neither was the mall stabber or the terrorist at Ohio State, who rammed his car through a crowd of people and then began stabbing more people. Here is what I am wondering about. American children have to be vacinated before going to school, why do Somalis not have to?
“There are people of all backgrounds around the state who have chosen not to protect themselves or their children. Often that decision is based on good intentions and inaccurate information. It’s the responsibility of all of us who care about the health of Minnesota children to make sure people have accurate information and take action to protect their families and their communities,” Ehlinger added in an additional statement issued by the Minnesota Department of Health on Monday.
That statement also specifically addressed the Somali community in Minnesota:
MDH also recommends that all Somali Minnesotan children statewide who have already received their first dose of MMR vaccine get their second dose now. This special vaccine schedule is commonly recommended during outbreaks instead of waiting until 4 to 6 years old for the second dose. Parents of Somali Minnesotan children should contact their child’s health care provider and specifically tell them the child needs the MMR vaccine. This may help avoid a longer wait associated with scheduling a routine appointment.
Minneapolis-St. Paul is home to the largest Somali community in the United States, estimated to be around 70,000.
On the public health front, Somali refugees in Minnesota have been identified as responsible for 22 percent (161 out of 732) of the cases of active tuberculosis (TB) diagnosed between 2010 and 2014, despite accounting for about one percent of the state’s population, as Breitbart News reported.
“Hennepin County is also the site of two recent cases of active tuberculosis at local public high schools . . . The letter to parents from St. Louis Park Public Schools informing them of the case of active TB in January was sent in three languages: English, Spanish, and Somali, ” as Breitbart News reported.