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FluView : 2015-2016 Influenza Season ; Week 6 ending February 13, 2016
  • Published Date:
    February 19, 2016
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 1.10 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Influenza Division.
  • Series:
    FluView : 2015-2016 Influenza Season ; Week6
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received.

    Synopsis: During week 6 (February 7-13, 2016), influenza activity increased in the United States.

    • Viral Surveillance: The most frequently identified influenza virus type reported by public health laboratories during week 6 was influenza A, with influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 viruses predominating. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for influenza in clinical laboratories increased.

    • Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality: The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) was below their system-specific epidemic threshold in both the NCHS Mortality Surveillance System and the 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System.

    • Influenza-associated Pediatric Deaths: Two influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported.

    • Influenza-associated Hospitalizations: A cumulative rate for the season of 4.1 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population was reported.

    • Outpatient Illness Surveillance: The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) was 3.1%, which is above the national baseline of 2.1%. Nine of 10 regions reported ILI at or above region-specific baseline levels. Puerto Rico and two states experienced high ILI activity; New York City and 11 states experienced moderate ILI activity; 6 states experienced low ILI activity; 30 states experienced minimal ILI activity; and the District of Columbia and one state had insufficient data.

    • Geographic Spread of Influenza: The geographic spread of influenza in Puerto Rico and 12 states was reported as widespread; 20 states reported regional activity; the District of Columbia, Guam, and 15 states reported local activity; and the U.S. Virgin Islands and three states reported sporadic activity.

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