Maine officials warn of possible measles exposure

The Associated Press
Posted July 22, 2011, at 11:43 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine health officials say a Canadian who visited the state has been diagnosed with measles and that he or she might have exposed people to it.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the Quebec native vacationed in the Old Orchard Beach and Saco areas from July 15 to 18.

WMTW-TV reported that the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services notified Maine health officials Thursday.

Most Mainers have been vaccinated, but children under one year of age and people born since 1957 who haven’t been given two doses of the MMR vaccine are at risk.

Measles can be spread by breathing, coughing or sneezing.

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