AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says West Nile virus has been confirmed in a Pennsylvania resident who was visiting Maine.
State epidemiologist Dr. Stephen Sears says a federal lab on Tuesday confirmed West Nile in a Philadelphia woman who developed symptoms while visiting Maine earlier this month. He says the woman was treated at a Lincoln County hospital and has since recovered.
Sears says it’s believed that the woman contracted the virus before she arrived in Maine, so she’s being counted as a Pennsylvania case instead of a Maine case.
So far, there has been no documented case of someone contracting West Nile in Maine, but mosquitoes bearing the virus have been confirmed in the state.