header
March 18, 2019

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Great Attendance at Physicians' Day at the Legislature
MMA Board of Directors Meets with US DHHS Region I Administrator John McGough
Case of Mumps Confirmed at York High School
Boards Seek Comments on Proposed Rule for Office-based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Egg Consumption Associated With Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, March 19th
State House Highlights of the Week: Immunization Bills Draw Hundreds, Prior Authorization is Among Issues Before HCIFS Committee
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Maine Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting March 23, 2019
Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on April 6 and June 8
NAMI Maine’s Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference - Friday, April 12, 2019
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center!
Medical Director - Maine Mobile Health Program
Board Certified Family Physician - Newport, RI
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
BC/BE Family Medicine Physician
Part-time Physician for Academic Year Contract Position
Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 
Search Back Issues





 




Follow Us:
Case of Mumps Confirmed at York High School

The Maine CDC has confirmed that a York High School student, unvaccinated against mumps, contracted the disease while traveling outside the US and subsequently became ill. The person was not isolated during the early stages of the illness and may have exposed others between March 6th and 8th, including at a basketball game at Massabesic High School gym on March 7th.

Mumps is spread through saliva or mucus and objects of surfaces touched by an infected person. The Maine CDC is working to notify close contacts and has provided recommendations for the school. Dr. Siiri Bennett, state epidemiologist, said that mumps can be prevented through vaccination. While the vaccine protection is not perfect, one is nine times less likely to get the disease if vaccinated. Two doses of the vaccine yield the highest protection level.

< Previous Article | Next Article >

[ return to top ]

To ensure delivery of Maine Medicine Weekly Update,
please add 'info@mainemed.com' to your email address book or Safe Sender List.
If you are still having problems receiving our communications,
see our white-listing page for more details: http://www.commpartners.com/website/white-listing.htm


Unsubscribe here

For more information or to contact us directly, please visit www.mainemed.com | ©