Community update: Pertussis diagnosis on campus, Sept 11, 2019
At this time, no other cases of pertussis have been reported on campus. Based on the medical risks assessment of the case occurring in a campus residence hall, intervention has been advised for the university. Additional cleaning of touch points, handrails and bathrooms is being initiated in the residence hall, and peers who have had close contact (within 3 feet) of the symptomatic individual are being instructed to contact Cutler Health Center for prophylactic treatment.
Community updates will be provided, as needed.
UMaine’s communicable disease surveillance policy is online.
Members of the UMaine community with questions or concerns can contact Dick Young, firstname.lastname@example.org.