Fact Sheet for Maine
CDC’s Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) publishes an annual report to increase accountability regarding the nation’s investment in preparedness activities. This report, known as the National Snapshot, features national-level performance data as well as individual fact sheets for the 50 states, 4 cities, and 8 U.S. territories and freely associated states supported by the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement.
Ensuring Access to Medication during an Influenza Outbreak
In March 2017, an influenza outbreak on Vinylhaven, a remote island off the coast of Maine with a population of about 1,165, sickened half of the islands residents. The outbreak depleted the medical center’s Tamiflu supply. Tamiflu can greatly lessen the severity of flu but it must be taken early in treatment. Health Department staff—because of a partnership agreement established under PHEP with the Northern New England Poison Center, local pharmacies, and others—were able to quickly deliver 100 treatment courses of Tamiflu. As a result, the state successfully reduced the impact of the influenza outbreak on the island.