FluView : 2016-2017 influenza season week 52 ending December 31, 2016
Published Date:January 6, 2017
Corporate Authors:National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Influenza Division.
Series:FluView : 2016-2017 Influenza Season ; Week 52
Description:All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received.
During week 52 (December 25-31, 2016), influenza activity increased in the United States.
• Viral Surveillance: The most frequently identified influenza virus subtype reported by public health laboratories during week 52 was influenza A (H3). 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 the system-specific epidemic threshold in the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Mortality Surveillance System.
• Influenza-associated Pediatric Deaths: No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported.
• Influenza-associated Hospitalizations: A cumulative rate for the season of 4.9 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 3.4%, which is above the national baseline of 2.2%. Nine regions reported ILI at or above their region-specific baseline levels. New York City, Puerto Rico, and 10 states experienced high ILI activity; 10 states experienced moderate ILI activity; five states experienced low ILI activity; 25 states experienced minimal ILI activity, and the District of Columbia had insufficient data.
• Geographic Spread of Influenza: The geographic spread of influenza in 12 states was reported as widespread; Guam and 28 states reported regional activity; the District of Columbia and 10 states reported local activity; the U.S. Virgin Islands reported sporadic activity; and Puerto Rico did not report.
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