FluView : 2013-2014 Influenza Season ; Week 14 ending April 5, 2014
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FluView : 2013-2014 Influenza Season ; Week 14 ending April 5, 2014

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    Synopsis: During week 14 (March 30-April 5, 2014), influenza activity continued to decrease in most regions of the United States. o ViralSurveillance:Of5,127specimenstestedandreportedduringweek14byU.S.World Health Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories, 685 (13.4%) 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-cumulativerateof32.4laboratory- confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population was reported. o OutpatientIllnessSurveillance:Theproportionofoutpatientvisitsforinfluenza-likeillness (ILI) was 1.6%, which is below the national baseline of 2.0%. Two of 10 regions reported ILI at or above region-specific baseline levels. New York City experienced high ILI activity; one state experienced moderate ILI activity; five states experienced low ILI activity; 43 states experienced minimal ILI activity, and the District of Columbia and one state had insufficient data. o GeographicSpreadofInfluenza:Thegeographicspreadofinfluenzainfivestateswas reported as widespread; Guam and four states reported regional influenza activity; the District of Columbia and 15 states reported local influenza activity; Puerto Rico and 25 states reported sporadic influenza activity; the U.S. Virgin Islands and one state reported no influenza activity.
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