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Maine Confirms Its First Case of Measles in 20 Years

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is examining an affirmed instance of measles in Franklin County that it says is identified with travel.

The state says the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory affirmed the case. The last detailed instance of measles in the state was in 1997.

State disease transmission expert Siiri Bennett says the Maine CDC is working with clinicians to distinguish possibly uncovered people. The general population may have been uncovered in the event that they went to a few areas in Farmington and Kingfield between June 15 and 19.

Areas incorporate the Narrow Gage Cinema in Farmington on June 15, toward the evening and amid the night. Also the Kingfield Woodsman in Kingfield in the late morning and early evening of June 18.

Other influenced regions incorporate Restaurant la Chocolaterie in Quebec, Canada, Farmington’s Franklin Memorial Hospital Laboratory and Grantlee’s Tavern and Grill.

Measles is an antibody preventable illness that can cause pneumonia and passing.

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