Maine CDC Health Advisory
January 30, 2019
Widespread Influenza Activity in Maine
Influenza activity in Maine is now widespread with providers reporting laboratory confirmed influenza in all sixteen counties. Maine's Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL) confirmed influenza A/pH1N1, influenza A/H3, influenza B/Victoria, and influenza B/Yamagata are all circulating in Maine. Maine CDC has followed up on fourteen (14) outbreaks of influenza as of Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
With all this increased influenza activity, it is not too late to get vaccinated. Vaccination can reduce illness and prevent hospitalization and death. Influenza vaccination is strongly encouraged throughout the season and is still widely available.