FluView : 2013-2014 Influenza Season ; Week 19 ending May 10, 2014
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FluView : 2013-2014 Influenza Season ; Week 19 ending May 10, 2014

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      Synopsis: During week 19 (May 4-10, 2014), influenza activity continued to decrease in the United States.

      o ViralSurveillance:Of3,381specimenstestedandreportedduringweek19byU.S.World Health Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories, 342 (10.1%) were positive for influenza.

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

      o Influenza-associatedPediatricDeaths:Threeinfluenza-associatedpediatricdeathswere reported.

      o Influenza-associatedHospitalizations:Aseason-cumulativerateof35.4laboratory- confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population was reported.

      o OutpatientIllnessSurveillance:Theproportionofoutpatientvisitsforinfluenza-likeillness (ILI) was 1.3%, which is below the national baseline of 2.0%. Two of 10 regions reported ILI at or above region-specific baseline levels. Two states experienced low ILI activity; 47 states and New York City experienced minimal ILI activity, and the District of Columbia and one state had insufficient data.

      o GeographicSpreadofInfluenza:Thegeographicspreadofinfluenzainthreestateswas reported as widespread; Guam and two states reported regional influenza activity; two states reported local influenza activity; the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 39 states reported sporadic influenza activity; four states reported no influenza activity, and the U.S. Virgin Islands did not report.

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