Maine CDC Health Advisory

May 5, 2023

Measles Exposure in Maine

Maine's Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory has notified Maine CDC of a positive PCR test for measles in a child. The individual is now isolated at home. Potentially exposed individuals should check their immunization status and monitor for symptoms. The best protection against measles is vaccination. Maine CDC is asking clinicians to increase surveillance for rash illness suggestive of measles to identify early potential cases and prevent the spread of disease and to promptly see any patients seeking post-exposure prophylaxis.

Advisory (PDF)