Confirmed Measles Case in Waterville – Were You Exposed?
That's the first case in Maine in a couple of years...
According to NewsCenter Maine, the CDC sent out a notice on May 21 that there was a school-aged child from Somerset County who is vaccinated, did not have any serious complications, and is fully recovered from the disease at this point.
But the CDC also put out a list of places where there was potential exposure to measles - and it's contagious! They are working with these places to make sure everyone knows they might have been exposed!
- Madison Junior High School from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30; Wednesday, May 1; Thursday, May 2; Friday, May 3
- Madison Junior High School’s Baseball Field from 2:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2
- Madison Junior High School’s Baseball Field from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, May 4
- Madison Area Memorial High School from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30; Wednesday, May 1; Friday, May 3
- Waterville Pediatrics from 7:50-10:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 2
- Redington Fairview Emergency Department from 9:30 p.m.-midnight on Saturday, May 4
- Redington Fairview Emergency Department from 12:01 a.m.-2:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 5
- Redington Fairview Emergency Department from 2:25-5:25 p.m. on Monday, May 6
Also, there is concern that even if you did get the measles vaccination, do you need another one? If you got the standard two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine after 1967, you should be protected against the measles for life.
Doctors can check a patient’s immunity levels with a blood test to detect antibodies that fight measles.
You may want to check with your doctor about that...