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FluView : 2014-2015 Influenza Season ; Week 1 ending January 10, 2015
  • Published Date:
    January 16, 2015
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Influenza Division.
  • Description:
    Synopsis: During week 1 (January 4-10, 2015), influenza activity remained elevated in the United States.

    o ViralSurveillance:Of26,204specimenstestedandreportedbyU.S.WorldHealth Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories during week 1, 5,284 (20.2%) were positive for influenza.

    o PneumoniaandInfluenzaMortality:Theproportionofdeathsattributedtopneumoniaand influenza (P&I) was above the epidemic threshold.

    o Influenza-associatedPediatricDeaths:Nineteeninfluenza-associatedpediatricdeaths were reported.

    o Influenza-associatedHospitalizations:Acumulativeratefortheseasonof29.9 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population was reported.

    o OutpatientIllnessSurveillance:Theproportionofoutpatientvisitsforinfluenza-likeillness (ILI) was 4.4%, above the national baseline of 2.0%. All 10 regions reported ILI at or above region-specific baseline levels. Puerto Rico and 24 states experienced high ILI activity; New York City and seven states experienced moderate ILI activity; seven states experienced low ILI activity; 11 states experienced minimal ILI activity; and the District of Columbia and one state had insufficient data.

    o GeographicSpreadofInfluenza:ThegeographicspreadofinfluenzainGuamand46 states was reported as widespread; Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and three states reported regional activity; and the District of Columbia and one state reported local activity.

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