Friday, April 28, 2017

Measles outbreak in Minneapolis has struck Somali families with unvaccinated kids

Ironically, just a few years ago Somali children in Minnesota had extremely high vaccination rates. Then, in 2008, an apparent cluster of autism cases among Somali children in Minneapolis prompted a scare based on a discredited theory involving the measles vaccine that was popularized 20 years earlier by British researcher Andrew Wakefield.


In 2011, Andrew Wakefield drove off after speaking to a group of Somali parents in Minneapolis.