Maine CDC Health Advisory
August 16, 2021
Increased Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity in Maine
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is circulating in Maine at a higher rate than usual for this time of year. Health care providers should consider testing patients with acute respiratory illness for RSV. To prevent transmission of RSV and other respiratory viruses, people with respiratory symptoms should refrain from in-person work, school, or daycare while acutely ill. This recommendation applies even if they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.