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6 have died from multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis in Ramsey County, officials say

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In the past two years, Ramsey County has had 17 cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, a drastic increase from the one-or-fewer average in other years.

Six of the 17 have died, with three of those deaths being directly attributed to tuberculosis, said Kris Ehresmann, director for Infectious Disease at the Minnesota Department of Health, on Monday.

Of the 17 cases, 14 were in the Hmong community and 10 are associated with individuals who participate in activities at a senior center, Ehresmann said.

Though it’s the largest outbreak in the country, Ehresmann said it does not pose a concern to the general public.

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Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: November 6, 2017 at 1:55 pm | UPDATED: November 6, 2017 at 10:18 pm

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