Every year Maine experiences statewide influenza activity. During just the first ten days of January 2018, Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory had confirmed most strains were circulating throughout our 16 counties and they had followed up on 33 outbreaks.
Flu happens! The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year.
The CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. Learn more about vaccine timing: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/vaccinations.htm#when-vaccinate
Take these steps to prevent the spread of illness this flu season:
Substance use disorders affect people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, geographic regions, and socioeconomic levels. Like the rest of the country, Maine is experiencing a narcotic substance abuse crisis. In 2017, 418 people in Maine died of drug overdoses.