Disease Surveillance Epidemiology Program

Maine CDC works to monitor and prevent infectious diseases in Maine. Infectious diseases are very common worldwide and in Maine. These diseases are caused by certain viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites.


Learn More About Diseases That Can Be Spread Through:

swimming poolThe Air or By Touch

Examples: Legionellosis, Group A Streptococcus

batAnimal Exposures

Examples: Hantavirus, Rabies, Tularemia

deer tickFood, Drinks, or Poor Sanitation

Examples: Norovirus, Salmonella, Vibriosis

swimming poolRecreational Water

Examples: Cryptosporidiosis, Giardiasis, Norovirus

deer tickVectors (Ticks and Mosquitoes)

Examples: Anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)


Learn More About Specific Disease Areas:

human liverHepatitis


influenza virusInfluenza

Examples: Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Mumps, Varicella (Chickenpox)

Chest x-rayTuberculosis


Person getting a vaccineVaccine Preventable Diseases

Examples: Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Mumps, Varicella (Chickenpox)