Press Herald pressing Maine CDC to identify schools with chickenpox outbreaks

Portland Press Herald

Sig Schutz is quoted in this article on a Maine chickenpox outbreak:

“Keeping the public in the dark about communicable disease outbreaks is against Maine law,” Schutz said. “The public has a right to know how often and where outbreaks of communicable diseases, including chickenpox, are occurring. The public needs this information to protect themselves from harm, to evaluate public health policy, and to hold accountable government agencies responsible for protecting public health. Government agencies also benefit by educating the public about the risk of communicable diseases and encouraging immunization.”