Maine CDC Health Advisory

March 14, 2024

Updated Respiratory Virus Guidelines

Influenza, COVID-19, and RSV continue to be significant health burdens in the U.S., especially to people at higher risk for severe disease, including older adults, young children, people with compromised immune systems, people with disabilities, and pregnant people. The health impacts of COVID-19 are now increasingly similar to those of other respiratory viruses, like influenza. Reported deaths involving COVID-19 are several-fold greater than those reported to involve influenza and RSV. However, influenza and likely RSV are often underreported as causes of death.

Advisory (PDF)