The enterovirus that has sickened people in other parts of the nation has now arrived in Maine.
The Maine Center for Disease Control says it has received confirmation that a child from York County has tested positive for the enterovirus d68 infection.
The child was hospitalized, but has since been released and is doing fine.
The enterovirus d68 may appear to be a common cold, but it can also causing breathing problems and wheezing.
Children and people with a history of respiratory illness are most at risk.
The Maine CDC says if a child experiences a significant change in his or her health or shows any of these known symptoms they should be taken to the hospital right away.
In the meantime, people should continue to do what they can to prevent the spread of this and other illnesses by washing their hands, covering coughs and people with cold-like symptoms should stay home.