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Lyme cases reported to Maine CDC in 2019 reach record high(0)

January 16, 2020

AUGUSTA – The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention received a record number of Lyme disease case reports from health providers in 2019, with 2,079 cases as of Jan. 16. This is the highest number of cases ever reported in the state, and the number may continue to rise as providers make additional case […]

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Influenza becomes widespread in Maine

AUGUSTA – Influenza has been confirmed in all 16 Maine counties and is now classified as widespread across the state. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reminds residents and visitors to get vaccinated and take proper precautions to stay healthy. So far during this influenza season, which began in the fall of 2019 […]

Winter Windfall raffle tickets on sale now

FARMINGTON – Tickets for the Healthy Community Coalition 10th annual Winter Windfall calendar raffle are now available until the end of January. By donating $10 per ticket to HCC, the donor will be eligible for 31 prizes to be drawn daily throughout March. Prizes include: ski passes to Sugarloaf, Titcomb and Black Mountain, a Keurig, […]

CMCC to offer basic life support for healthcare providers Feb. 7

AUGUSTA – The Center for Workforce & Professional Development at Central Maine Community College will offer the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course on Friday, Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can […]

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