Health care providers and facilities, medical laboratories, administrators, health officers, and veterinarians are required to report 78 infectious diseases to Maine CDC. Data from these reports help:
- identify events that require immediate public health action, such as disease outbreaks and emerging diseases;
- identify populations at higher risk of infection;
- monitor trends in the burden of disease;
- guide the planning, implementation, and evaluation of disease prevention and treatment programs;
- and inform public policy.
Learn more about:
- Airborne and direct contact diseases
- Diseases from animals and bites (zoonotic)
- Diseases from ticks and mosquitoes (vectorborne)
- Disease-specific information
- Flu (influenza)
- Foodborne illness
- Health care associated infections
- Immunizations to prevent disease
- Infectious disease data and reports
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Swimming-related illness
In 2016, Maine CDC followed up on 9,482 infectious disease reports. Of these:
- 3,107 disease reports were investigated by Maine CDC staff.
- 205 potential outbreaks were investigated by Maine CDC staff.
Maine CDC responded to more than 3,370 consults in 2016. The top five topics for consults were: rabies, tuberculosis, Zika, pertussis and Lyme disease. Of note, Maine CDC handled more than 100 consults on mumps.