FluView : 2012-2013 Influenza Season ; Week 19 ending May 11, 2013
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    Synopsis: During week 19 (May 5-11, 2013), influenza activity remained low in the United States. o Viral Surveillance: Of 2,416 specimens tested and reported by collaboratinglabora to ries, 124 (5.1%) were positive for influenza.

    o Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality: The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) was below the epidemic threshold.

    o Influenza-Associated Pediatric Deaths: One pediatric death was reported.

    o Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations: Acumulativerate for the season of 44.3 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population was reported. Of reported hospitalizations, about 50% were among adults 65 years and older.

    o Outpatient Illness Surveillance: The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) was 0.9%. This is below the national baseline of 2.2%. All 10 regions reported ILI below region-specific baseline levels. One state experienced low activity, 49 states and New York City experienced minimal activity, and the District of Columbia had insufficient data.

    o Geographic Spread of Influenza:1statereportedregionalinfluenzaactivity;Puerto Rico and 2 states reported local influenza activity; Guam and 35 states reported sporadic influenza activity; 12 states reported no influenza activity, and the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands did not report.

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