Case of Measles Diagnosed in Central Maine

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The first case of measles in Maine since 2017 has been reported in Somerset County.

According to the Maine Center for Disease Control:

The child was vaccinated, did not have any serious complications, and is fully recovered from the disease. Maine CDC is working with the family and clinicians to identify exposed contacts and to assess contacts for evidence of immunity. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. Maine clinicians are asked to encourage vaccination and increase surveillance for rash illness suggestive of measles to identify early potential cases and prevent the spread of disease in Maine.

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