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Community update: Measles reported in Maine, May 21, 2019

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (MeCDC) reported the first case of measles in Maine on May 21, 2019. The index patient did not visit any University of Maine System locations. However, we must all remain diligent regarding this public health concern. This case involved a school-aged child from Somerset County. The child was […]

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Community reminder: Take steps to prevent the flu, Jan. 30, 2019

Influenza has been confirmed in all 16 counties in Maine, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). Members of the University of Maine community are reminded that it is not too late to get vaccinated. Vaccination can reduce illness and prevent hospitalization and death. Influenza vaccination is strongly encouraged throughout […]

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Important update on UMaine communication alerts, Nov. 29, 2018

The University of Maine and the other campuses in the University of Maine System are changing communication service providers for our emergency, inclement weather and campus safety announcements (UMaine alerts). For members of the community already receiving UMaine alerts, your existing preferences for alert delivery — text, email and/or voice — have been transferred to […]

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UMaine community health update, Oct. 19, 2018

Two unrelated cases of viral meningitis were reported to Cutler Health Center officials this week. Viral meningitis is the most common form of meningitis and less severe than bacterial meningitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In most cases, there is no specific treatment, and people with a mild case of viral meningitis recover on […]

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