FluView : 2013-2014 Influenza Season ; Week 16 ending April 19, 2014
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FluView : 2013-2014 Influenza Season ; Week 16 ending April 19, 2014

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      Synopsis: During week 16 (April 13-19, 2014), influenza activity continued to decrease in the United States. o ViralSurveillance:Of5,061specimenstestedandreportedduringweek16byU.S.World Health Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories, 606 (12.0%) 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-cumulativerateof33.9laboratory- confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population was reported. o OutpatientIllnessSurveillance:Theproportionofoutpatientvisitsforinfluenza-likeillness (ILI) was 1.4%, which is below the national baseline of 2.0%. Two of 10 regions reported ILI at or above region-specific baseline levels. One state experienced moderate ILI activity; four states and New York City experienced low ILI activity; 44 states experienced minimal ILI activity, and the District of Columbia and one state had insufficient data. o GeographicSpreadofInfluenza:Thegeographicspreadofinfluenzainfivestatesand Guam was reported as widespread; three states reported regional influenza activity; Puerto Rico and 13 states reported local influenza activity; the District of Columbia and 25 states reported sporadic influenza activity, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and four states reported no influenza activity.
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