FluView : 2014-2015 Influenza Season ; Week 50 ending December 13, 2014
Published Date:December 19, 2014
Corporate Authors:National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Influenza Division.
Series:FluView : 2014-2015 Influenza Season ; Week 50
Description:Synopsis: During week 50 (December 7-13, 2014), influenza activity continued to increase in the United States.
o ViralSurveillance:Of20,064specimenstestedandreportedbyU.S.WorldHealth Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories during week 50, 5,200 (25.9%) were positive for influenza.
o PneumoniaandInfluenzaMortality:Theproportionofdeathsattributedtopneumoniaand influenza (P&I) was below the epidemic threshold.
o Influenza-associatedPediatricDeaths:Fourinfluenza-associatedpediatricdeathswere reported.
o Influenza-associatedHospitalizations:Acumulativeratefortheseasonof6.2laboratory- confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population was reported.
o OutpatientIllnessSurveillance:Theproportionofoutpatientvisitsforinfluenza-likeillness (ILI) was 3.7%, above the national baseline of 2.0%. Nine of 10 regions reported ILI at or above region-specific baseline levels. Puerto Rico and 13 states experienced high ILI activity; six states experienced moderate ILI activity; New York City and five states experienced low ILI activity; 26 states experienced minimal ILI activity; and the District of Columbia had insufficient data.
o GeographicSpreadofInfluenza:ThegeographicspreadofinfluenzainGuamand29 states was reported as widespread; Puerto Rico and 14 states reported regional activity; the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and five states reported local activity; and two states reported sporadic activity.
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