Maine CDC is investigating several cases of mumps in two college campuses: University of Southern Maine and University of New England. Other New England states are seeing similar clusters on college campuses. As of March 17, Maine has two confirmed and one probable case of mumps. Maine CDC is working closely with both schools to identify cases and provide recommendations for control.
Maine CDC issued a Public Health Advisory on March 21 to remind health care providers to test patients who have clinically compatible symptoms for mumps and to encourage vaccination.
For more information:
- Maine CDC mumps webpage: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/mumps.shtml
- U.S. CDC mumps webpage: http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/