Somalia: doctors to meet with community about measles

Somali doctors are planning a special meeting on Wednesday to talk about the recent measles outbreak in Minnesota.

According to a Facebook invitation, Somali doctors want to make themselves available to answer questions from members of the Somali community about measles, and also address community members’ concerns about vaccinations and autism.

The Minnesota Health Department reports 69 confirmed cases of measles in the state, including 65 involving people who were never vaccinated. Health officials say many of those cases also involve members of the Somali community.

The informational event with Somali doctors takes place at 6pm on Wednesday, May 24 at the Safari Restaurant and Event Center in Minneapolis.