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    Re: Florida 2013-14 Flu Season Wks 43-05: 0 New Pediatric Deaths, 3 Total

    Wk 05, ending Feb 1

    No pediatric influenza-associated deaths were reported in week 5. Three pediatric influenza-associated deaths have been reported in the 2013-2014 season.

    227 preliminary estimated pneumonia and influenza deaths were reported.
    Upper bound of 95% confidence interval for prediction: 263 deaths.
    No excess deaths.

    No influenza or ILI outbreaks (epidemiologically-linked cases of influenza in a single setting) were reported in week 5.

    In week 5, 32 of 73 specimens submitted for influenza testing at BPHL tested PCR positive for influenza. Twenty-three were PCR positive for influenza A (2009 H1N1), three were PCR positive for influenza A unspecified, two were PCR positive for influenza A (H3) and four were PCR positive for influenza B. All of these are seasonal strains of influenza.

    http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf
    The salvage of human life ought to be placed above barter and exchange ~ Louis Harris, 1918

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    • #17
      Re: Florida 2013-14 Flu Season Wks 43-14: 0 New Pediatric Deaths, 4 Total

      Wk 14, ending Apr 5

      • No pediatric influenza-associated deaths were reported in week 14. Four pediatric influenza-associated deaths have been reported in the 2013-2014 season. Note: The 4th death was reported in week 11.

      • This season, FDOH has received reports of severe influenza illness, including hospitalizations, requiring intensive care unit (ICU) care among pregnant women.
      • None of these women received the 2013-2014 influenza vaccine.
      • Most Florida counties are reporting mild influenza activity. In week 14, 35 counties reported decreasing influenza activity; 27 counties indicated activity is at a plateau.
      • Emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) influenza-like illness (ILI) visits have decreased in recent weeks and is as expected for this time of year; preliminary data suggest that the influenza season has peaked.
      • While activity statewide is generally decreasing, those at high risk for infection, such as pregnant women, are among those presenting to EDs and UCCs for care.
      • Pregnant women are among those at high risk for severe complications due to influenza infection. More information can be found here: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...nant-women.pdf.
      • In Florida, the most common influenza subtype detected at the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL) in recent weeks has been influenza A (2009 H1N1).
      • In week 14, 4 of 14 specimens submitted for influenza testing at BPHL were PCR positive for influenza. Two were PCR positive for influenza A (H3) and two were PCR positive for influenza A (2009 H1N1). All of these are seasonal strains of influenza.
      • Nationally (including Florida), almost all circulating influenza is a good match for the vaccine.
      • No influenza or ILI outbreaks (epidemiologically-linked cases of influenza in a single setting) were reported in week 14.
      • The preliminary estimated number of Florida deaths due to pneumonia or influenza in week 13 is lower than the seasonal baseline, based on previous years’ data. Estimated deaths due to pneumonia and influenza are identified using preliminary death certificate data.
      • Because of local influenza activity in some areas of the state, Florida reported local influenza activity to CDC in week 14. This activity level represents the geographic spread of influenza in Florida.

      http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...Flu-Review.pdf
      The salvage of human life ought to be placed above barter and exchange ~ Louis Harris, 1918

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