Maine health officials confirmed a case of measles Tuesday, issuing a warning that the public was potentially exposed to the highly contagious virus in mid-June at several locations in Franklin County. This is the first case of measles recorded in Maine in 20 years, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The individual contracted the disease while traveling overseas, said state epidemiologist Dr. Siiri Bennett. She declined to comment on whether the

individual is a Maine resident, a child or adult, or vaccinated against measles, citing privacy concerns. “The Maine CDC is working with clinicians to identify potentially exposed individuals and make appropriate recommendations to prevent transmission,” she said. The public may have been exposed to measles at the following locations during these time periods: READ MORE