Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention An Office of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services


Apr 07, 2021

This past year has shown us: public health is critical. That’s why the Maine Tracking Network is excited to be a part of this year’s National Public Health Week, celebrated April 5-11.

Jan 22, 2021

The Maine Tracking Network released 2019 data about childhood lead poisoning and blood lead testing - reminding public health professionals of the importance of testing all children for lead poisoning at ages 1 and 2 years.

Jan 09, 2020

The Maine Tracking Network released new radon data this week, making radon in air test results and household survey data publicly available for the first time in Maine.

May 07, 2019

In Maine, almost 150,000 people live with asthma. Maine is one of the few states where asthma affects more adults than children. Approximately 1 in 9 adults in Maine has asthma compared to 1 in 12 nationally.

Nov 30, 2018

Sixty-eight percent of carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings in Maine occur in the winter months between November and March. CO poisoning often occurs when people use gas-powered generators improperly, work on running engines in enclosed spaces, or run heating appliances that are not maintained or have blocked vents.

Oct 22, 2018

October 21-27, 2018, is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and we are spreading the word about how to protect children from lead. In Maine, lead paint dust is the most common cause of childhood lead poisoning.

Sep 20, 2018

How often are near real-time data updated? For the Maine Tracking Network’s new data dashboard for tickborne diseases, it can be daily. This new display is a convenient, single point of access for daily updates of these important data.

May 11, 2018

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. The Maine Tracking Network has released updated Lyme disease data through the year 2017. Also, for the first time ever, the Maine Tracking Network has published data describing anaplasmosis and babesiosis.

May 04, 2018

Highlights of the updates include carbon monoxide detector prevalence data for the years 2015 and 2016, birth defects data for the years 2010 to 2015, and cancer data for the years 2010 to 2014.

Feb 20, 2018

New data plus enhanced mapping tool for high-risk areas and towns now available for Childhood Lead Poisoning content.

Sep 01, 2017

How do COPD and asthma vary among Maine towns and counties? Find out when you explore newly added data for these respiratory diseases in the data portal.

Jun 15, 2017

Data released on the Maine Tracking Network today reveal that adults over the age of 65 years had the highest rates of Lyme disease in the state last year.

Mar 16, 2017

Learn about the environment and chronic diseases at this free, virtual conference, April 5-6, 2017. There's no travel and no fee to register!

Jan 24, 2017

Good question! The data portal now has the most recent data ready to answer this and other questions about well water testing. Bonus, county-level data about arsenic testing are available for the first time.

Jul 06, 2016

Another major data release provides a look at lead poisoning in Maine towns, and provides estimates for blood lead levels of 5 ug/dL and higher.

May 09, 2016

After a major data release, local data about Lyme disease and deer ticks are now publicly available through the Maine Tracking Network’s interactive data portal.

Feb 15, 2016

Showering and taking a bath in well water high in arsenic are not significant arsenic exposure sources for children and adults, according to a new study by the Maine CDC and US CDC.

Nov 12, 2015

There are more years of hospitalization data for asthma and heat illness in the Maine Tracking Network's data portal. And we've added data about homes with air conditioning, an indicator of vulnerabilty to heat illness.

Sep 29, 2015

A significant expansion of data means there's a whole lot more information at the fingertips of anyone interested in private well water quality in Maine.

Jun 24, 2015

The number of Lyme disease cases reported in 2014 set a new record high for Maine. Explore 14 years of Lyme disease incidence data and find out more about trends over time and populations most affected by the disease in Maine.

Apr 12, 2015

New data offer lots to explore—from dramatic increases in the number of children who have had a blood lead test in Lewiston-Auburn, to updated street-level maps for five communities in Maine.

Feb 25, 2015

Newly published data show a continued upward trend in the percentage of Maine homes with a carbon monoxide detector.

Sep 19, 2014

The Maine Tracking Network will be featured in a webinar hosted by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors on September 25.

Aug 29, 2014

A report in Scientific Am​erican uses the Maine Tracking Network to explore naturally occurring fluoride present in some private well water in Maine.

Aug 29, 2014

The Maine Tracking Network now includes 2013 Lyme disease incidence data and 2010 asthma hospitalization and emergency department visit data.

Jun 11, 2014

Maine CDC recently launched a new video to show private well owners how to test their well water. Watch the video.

Apr 23, 2014

More than half of Maine homes rely on private wells for drinking water. Now, anyone can search for local data about arsenic and other naturally occurring contamination in Maine's private wells through the Maine Tracking Network.

Oct 16, 2013

Explore several interesting public health findings in the recently updated carbon monoxide poisoning data.

Aug 28, 2013

The Maine Tracking Network has updated its Lyme disease data to include data from 2012.

Jul 22, 2013

The Maine Tracking Network has released new and updated Maine cancer data on its portal, adding eight new cancers and two additional years for all cancers.

Jun 14, 2013

As Mainers head to camps, pull out their grills, and put boats in the water for the first time this season, health officials offer tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning this summer.

Dec 19, 2012

Want to find out how the number of Mainers with Lyme disease has changed over time? Now you can with the expansion of the Maine Tracking Network  to include Lyme disease, the network's first infectious disease indicator.

Nov 17, 2011

In just one year, the percentage of rental units with a carbon monoxide detector nearly doubled, jumping from 34 percent in 2009 to 58 percent in 2010.