The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first case of measles in the state since 2019. The child who tested positive was not vaccinated against the disease. Officials at the agency are urging people to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to confirm the case. Measles is a highly contagious disease that was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000 but has resurfaced in recent years due to lack of vaccinations.
Today: December 9, 2023