Maine confirms first measles case in 20 years

Maine health officials confirmed a case of measles Tuesday, issuing a warning that the public was potentially exposed to the highly contagious virus in mid-June at several locations in Franklin County.

This is the first case of measles recorded in Maine in 20 years, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The individual contracted the disease while traveling overseas, said state epidemiologist Dr. Siiri Bennett.

She declined to comment on whether the individual is a Maine resident, a child or adult, or vaccinated against measles, citing privacy concerns.

Source: Maine confirms first measles case in 20 years

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