FluView : 2013-2014 Influenza Season ; Week 7 ending February 15, 2014
Published Date:February 21, 2014
Corporate Authors:National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Influenza Division.
Series:FluView : 2013-2014 Influenza Season ; Week 7
Description:Synopsis: During week 7 (February 9-15, 2014), influenza activity decreased, but remained elevated in the United States.
o ViralSurveillance:Of6,887specimenstestedandreportedduringweek7byU.S.World Health Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories, 958 (13.9%) were positive for influenza.
o PneumoniaandInfluenzaMortality:Theproportionofdeathsattributedtopneumoniaand influenza (P&I) was above the epidemic threshold.
o Influenza-associatedPediatricDeaths:Twoinfluenza-associatedpediatricdeathswere reported.
o Influenza-associatedHospitalizations:Aseason-cumulativerateof26.1laboratory- confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population was reported.
o OutpatientIllnessSurveillance:Theproportionofoutpatientvisitsforinfluenza-likeillness (ILI) was 2.5%, above the national baseline of 2.0%. Nine of 10 regions reported ILI at or above region-specific baseline levels. Seven states experienced moderate ILI activity; 16 states and New York City experienced low ILI activity; 27 states experienced minimal ILI activity, and the District of Columbia had insufficient data.
o GeographicSpreadofInfluenza:Thegeographicspreadofinfluenzain17stateswas reported as widespread; 22 states reported regional influenza activity; the District of Columbia, Guam, and nine states reported local influenza activity; Puerto Rico and two states reported sporadic influenza activity, and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported no influenza activity.
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