Measles Has Been Confirmed In Maine
The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed a case of measles in Somerset County, according to our news partner WMTW. The person appears to be a high school student who was vaccinated. WMTW reports the child involved "did not have serious complications and has fully recovered." However, other people may have been exposed to the disease. Click here to see a list of locations where either the child visited or where there is possible exposure due to other circumstances..
This is the first reported case of measles in two years in Maine.
Measles is contagious and can be very serious, especially in children younger than five. Symptoms of measles include red, watery eyes, high fever, runny nose, coughing and a rash, according to the CDC at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Then after two or three days have passed, the CDC says tiny white spots (Koplik spots) may appear inside an infected person's mouth. These symptoms usually appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected.