Maine CDC Investigating State’s First Measles Case In 20 Years
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a confirmed case of measles in Franklin County.
The agency said the case is travel-related.
Other individuals may have been exposed to the virus if they visited one of several locations in Farmington and Kingfield between June 15 and 19, including Narrow Gauge Cinema and Franklin Memorial Hospital, the CDC said in a news release.
The agency is working with clinicians to identify potentially exposed individuals.
Measles is transmitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes. After an infected person leaves a location the virus remains alive for up to two hours on surfaces and in the air.
Maine's last confirmed case of measles was in 1997.