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  • Florida Influenza 2015-16

    Link to DOH Flu Reports: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...rts/index.html

    Week 6: February 7-13, 2016
    http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf

    Summary
    State influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:
     Florida reported “regional” activity to the Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention (CDC) in week 6.
     The flu season is now underway. There has been an increase in reported
    outbreaks and a notable increase in emergency department (ED) and urgent care
    center (UCC) ILI visits in the East and South East regions of Florida in all age
    groups.
     Influenza activity in Florida often peaks in late January and February. After a slow
    start to the flu season, current activity levels are consistent with those historic
    trends.
     The preliminary estimated number of deaths due to pneumonia and influenza is
    similar to levels seen in previous seasons at this time.
     In week 6, thirteen counties reported “moderate” activity and 43 counties
    reported “mild” activity.
     Forty-three counties reported “increasing” activity in week 6.
     One influenza-associated pediatric death was reported in week 6 in an
    unvaccinated Monroe county resident.
     Three influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far this
    season. While rare, Florida receives reports of influenza-associated pediatric
    deaths each season. Annual vaccination remains the best way to protect
    children against the flu.
     In week 6, one influenza outbreak was reported in a Polk County elementary
    school and three ILI outbreaks were reported: one in a Hillsborough County
    childcare facility, one in a Lee County assisted living facility, and one in a Pinellas
    County assisted living facility.
     In recent weeks, influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the most commonly identified
    influenza subtype by the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL).
    ...
    http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

  • #2
    Week 7: February 14-20, 2016
    http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf

    Summary
    State influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:
     Florida reported “regional” activity to the Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention (CDC) in week 7.
     The flu season is now underway. In recent weeks, there has been an increase
    in reported outbreaks and a notable increase in emergency department (ED)
    and urgent care center (UCC) ILI visits in children less than 18 years old and
    pregnant women.
     Influenza activity in Florida often peaks in late January and February. After a
    slow start to the flu season, current activity levels are consistent with those
    historic trends.
     The preliminary estimated number of deaths due to pneumonia and influenza is
    similar to levels seen in previous seasons at this time.
     Fifty-one counties reported “increasing” activity in week 7.
     In week 7, 16 counties reported “moderate” activity and 47 counties reported
    “mild” activity.
     One influenza-associated pediatric death was reported in week 7 in a
    vaccinated Collier County resident with underlying health conditions.
     Four influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far this
    season. While rare, Florida receives reports of influenza-associated
    pediatric deaths each season. Annual vaccination remains the best way to
    protect children against the flu.
     No outbreaks of influenza or ILI were reported in week 7.
     In recent weeks, influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the most commonly
    identified influenza subtype by the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories
    (BPHL).
    ...
    http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

    Comment


    • #3
      Week 8: February 21-27, 2016
      http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf

      Summary
      State influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:
       For the past four weeks, Florida reported “regional” activity to the Centers for
      Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
       The flu season is now underway. There continues to be an increase in reported
      outbreaks, and emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) visits for
      ILI remain above levels seen in previous seasons, most notably in children less than
      18 years old and pregnant women.
       The preliminary estimated number of deaths due to pneumonia and influenza is
      similar to levels seen in previous seasons at this time.
       Forty-two counties reported “increasing” activity in week 8.
       In week 8, 14 counties reported “moderate” activity, 49 counties reported “mild”
      activity, and four counties reported no activity.
       No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in week 8.
       Four influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far this season.
      While rare, Florida receives reports of influenza-associated pediatric deaths each
      season. Annual vaccination remains the best way to protect children against the
      flu.
       In week 8, four outbreaks of influenza were reported in a Monroe County school, a
      Union County correctional facility, a Collier County office, and a Polk County school.
       In recent weeks, influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the most commonly identified
      influenza subtype by the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL).
      ...
      Twitter: @RonanKelly13
      The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

      Comment


      • #4
        Week 9: February 28 – March 5, 2016
        http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf

        Summary
        State influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:
         Florida reported “widespread” activity to the Centers for Disease Control and
        Prevention (CDC) in week 9, this is up from “regional” activity reported in recent
        weeks.
         The flu season is underway and is now at near-peak levels. This is the most
        late-season activity we have seen in the last three seasons.

         There continues to be an increase in reported outbreaks and emergency
        department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) visits for ILI remain above levels seen
        in previous seasons, most notably in children ≤18 years old and pregnant women.
         The preliminary estimated number of deaths due to pneumonia and influenza is
        similar to levels seen in previous seasons at this time.
         Forty-two counties reported “increasing” activity in week 9.
         In week 9, 25 counties reported “moderate” activity, 40 counties reported “mild”
        activity, and two counties reported no activity.
         No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in week 9.
         Four influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far this season.
        While rare, Florida receives reports of influenza-associated pediatric deaths each
        season. Annual vaccination remains the best way to protect children against the
        flu.
         In week 9, five outbreaks of influenza were reported. Of these five, three occurred in
        Hillsborough County schools, one occurred in a Hillsborough County head start
        facility, and one occurred in a Manatee County preschool.
         In recent weeks, influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the most commonly identified
        influenza subtype by the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL).
        ...
        Twitter: @RonanKelly13
        The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

        Comment


        • #5
          Week 10: March 6-12, 2016
          http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf

          Summary
          State influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:
           Florida reported “widespread” activity to the Centers for Disease Control and
          Prevention (CDC) in week 10.
           The flu season is now at near-peak levels. This is the most late-season activity
          observed in the last three seasons.
           There continues to be an increase in reported outbreaks in recent weeks.
           Emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) visits for ILI remain above
          levels seen in previous seasons, most notably in people ≥80 years old and pregnant
          women.
           The preliminary estimated number of deaths due to pneumonia and influenza is similar
          to levels seen in previous seasons at this time.
           Thirty-two counties reported “increasing” activity in week 10.
           In week 10, three counties reported “elevated” activity, 26 counties reported
          “moderate” activity, 34 counties reported “mild” activity, and four counties reported
          no activity.
           No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in week 10.
           Four influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far this season.
          While rare, Florida receives reports of influenza-associated pediatric deaths each
          season. Annual vaccination remains the best way to protect children against the
          flu.
           In week 10, seven outbreaks of influenza and one outbreak of ILI were reported. Of the
          eight outbreaks, the majority occurred in facilities serving children.
           Influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the most commonly identified influenza subtype
          this season by the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL).
          ...
          Twitter: @RonanKelly13
          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

          Comment


          • #6
            Week 11: March 13-19, 2016
            http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf

            Summary

            State influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:
             Florida reported “widespread” activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
            (CDC) in week 11.
             Preliminary data suggests that influenza activity this season has likely peaked; this peak
            in activity has occurred later than in the past three seasons.
             Emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) visits for ILI decreased in all
            regions, however the percent of visits attributed to ILI continues to be elevated in most
            regions at this time.
            The preliminary estimated number of deaths due to pneumonia and influenza increased
            in recent weeks and is now above levels seen in the last three seasons at this time.
             Deaths due to pneumonia and influenza tend to occur later in the season as at-risk
            populations develop complications from influenza infection. The number of deaths
            attributed to influenza and pneumonia has increased most notably in the 55-74 age
            group statewide.

             Sixteen counties reported “increasing” activity in week 11; this is down from 32 counties in
            week 10.
             In week 11, 17 counties reported “moderate” activity, 44 counties reported “mild” activity,
            and six counties reported no activity.
             No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in week 11.
             Four influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far this season.
            While rare, Florida receives reports of influenza-associated pediatric deaths each
            season. Annual vaccination remains the best way to protect children against the flu.
             In week 11, four outbreaks of influenza and two outbreaks of ILI were reported in an
            Alachua County assisted living facility, a Brevard County long term care facility, a Duval
            County daycare, a Santa Rosa County correctional facility, a Palm Beach County elementary
            school, and a Marion County correctional facility, respectively.
             Influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the most commonly identified influenza subtype this
            season by the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL).
            ...
            Twitter: @RonanKelly13
            The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

            Comment


            • #7
              Week 12: March 20-26, 2016
              http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf

              Summary

              State influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:
               Florida reported “regional” activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in
              week 12. This is down from “widespread” activity in recent weeks.
               Preliminary data suggests that influenza activity this season has peaked, with peak activity
              occurring between weeks 7 and 11. This peak in activity has occurred later than in the past
              six seasons.
               Emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) visits for ILI decreased in six of
              seven regions in Florida, but remain elevated in two regions (4 and 7).
              The preliminary estimated number of deaths due to pneumonia and influenza is now slightly
              above levels seen in the last three seasons at this time.

               Deaths due to pneumonia and influenza tend to occur later in the season as at-risk
              populations develop complications from influenza infection.
               Eleven counties reported “increasing” activity in week 12; this is down from 16 counties in
              week 11. Forty-two counties reported activity at a “plateau,” and 14 counties reported
              “decreasing” activity.
               In week 12, 15 counties reported “moderate” activity, 47 counties reported “mild” activity, and
              five counties reported no activity.
              In week 12, two influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in Sarasota County and
              Broward County. Both cases in were unvaccinated children with underlying health
              conditions.
               Six influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far this season.
              While
              rare, Florida receives reports of influenza-associated pediatric deaths each season. Annual
              vaccination remains the best way to protect children against the flu.
               In week 12, five outbreaks of influenza and three outbreaks of ILI were reported. Of the eight
              outbreaks, the majority occurred in elementary schools and long term care facilities, and
              occurred corresponding with peak flu activity weeks 7-11.
               Influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the most commonly identified influenza subtype this
              season by the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL).
              ...
              Twitter: @RonanKelly13
              The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

              Comment


              • #8
                Week 13: March 27 - April 2, 2016
                http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf

                Summary

                State influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:
                 Florida reported “regional” activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in week 13.
                 Preliminary data suggests that influenza activity this season has peaked, with peak activity occurring
                between weeks 7 and 11. This peak in activity has occurred later than in the past six seasons.
                 Emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) visits for ILI decreased in all regions in
                Florida.
                 In recent weeks, the preliminary estimated number of deaths due to pneumonia and influenza
                remained elevated, most notably in the ≥75 age group. The number of deaths due to pneumonia and
                influenza continues to be slightly above levels seen in the past six seasons.
                 Deaths due to pneumonia and influenza tend to occur later in the season as at-risk populations
                develop complications from influenza infection.
                 Six counties reported “increasing” activity in week 13; this is down from 11 counties in week 12. Thirtyeight
                counties reported activity at a “plateau,” and 23 counties reported “decreasing” activity.
                 In week 13, 10 counties reported “moderate” activity, 51 counties reported “mild” activity, and six
                counties reported no activity.
                 No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in week 13.
                 Six influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far this season. While rare,
                Florida receives reports of influenza-associated pediatric deaths each season. Annual vaccination
                remains the best way to protect children against the flu.
                 In week 13, two outbreaks of influenza were reported in a Jackson County nursing home and a Polk
                County long term care facility.
                 Influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the most common influenza subtype identified by the Bureau of
                Public Health Laboratories (BPHL) this season.
                ...
                Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Week 14: April 3-9, 2016
                  http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf

                  Summary
                  State influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:
                   Florida reported “sporadic” activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in week 14.
                  This is down from “regional” activity in recent weeks.
                   Preliminary data suggests that influenza activity this season has peaked, with peak activity occurring
                  between weeks 7 and 11. This peak in activity has occurred later than in the past six seasons.
                   Emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) visits for ILI decreased in all regions in Florida
                  and are similar to levels seen in previous seasons in most regions at this time.
                   In recent weeks, the preliminary estimated number of deaths due to pneumonia and influenza
                  remained elevated. The most notable increase in deaths due to pneumonia and influenza were
                  observed in the 55-74 age group.
                   Deaths due to pneumonia and influenza tend to occur later in the season as at-risk populations
                  develop complications from influenza infection.
                   In week 14, 10 counties reported “increasing” activity, 25 counties reported activity at a “plateau,” 31
                  counties reported “decreasing” activity, and one county did not report.
                   In week 14, 10 counties reported “moderate” activity, 49 counties reported “mild” activity, seven
                  counties reported no activity, and one county did not report.
                   No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in week 14.
                   Six influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far this season. While rare, Florida
                  receives reports of influenza-associated pediatric deaths each season. Annual vaccination remains
                  the best way to protect children against the flu.
                   In week 14, two outbreaks of influenza A 2009 (H1N1) were reported in a Baker County correctional
                  facility and a Miami-Dade County nursing home.
                   Influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the most common influenza subtype identified by the Bureau of
                  Public Health Laboratories (BPHL) this season.

                  ...
                  Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                  The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Week 15: April 10-16, 2016
                    http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf

                    Summary
                    State influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:
                     Florida reported “sporadic” activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in
                    week 15.
                     Influenza activity this season peaked between weeks 7 and 11 (mid-February to mid-March).
                    This peak in activity has occurred later than in the past six seasons.
                     Emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) visits for ILI continued to decrease in
                    nearly all regions in Florida and are similar to levels seen in previous seasons.
                     In recent weeks, the preliminary estimated number of deaths due to pneumonia and influenza
                    remained slightly elevated. The most notable increase in deaths due to pneumonia and
                    influenza were observed in the ≥75 age group. Deaths due to pneumonia and influenza tend to
                    occur later in the season as at-risk populations develop complications from influenza infection.
                     In week 15, the majority of counties reported “mild” or no influenza activity.
                     One influenza-associated pediatric deaths was reported in week 15 in Palm Beach County. The
                    child had underlying health conditions and influenza vaccination status is unknown.
                    Seven influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far this season. While
                    rare, Florida receives reports of influenza-associated pediatric deaths each season. Annual
                    vaccination remains the best way to protect children against the flu.
                     In week 15, two outbreaks of influenza A were reported in a Palm Beach County correctional
                    facility and a St. Lucie County elementary school.
                     Influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the most common influenza subtype identified by the
                    Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL) this season. As we transition into the summer
                    months, it is not uncommon for the predominately circulating strain of influenza to change.
                    ...

                    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Week 16: April 17-23, 2016
                      http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...flu-review.pdf

                      Summary
                      State influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:
                       Florida reported “sporadic” activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
                      in week 16.
                       Influenza activity this season peaked between weeks 7-11. This peak in activity has
                      occurred later than in the past six seasons.
                       Emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) visits for ILI peaked in week 9
                      and continues to decline in nearly all regions in Florida. These levels are similar those seen
                      in previous seasons at this time.
                       In recent weeks, the preliminary estimated number of deaths due to pneumonia and
                      influenza remained elevated. The most notable increase in deaths due to pneumonia and
                      influenza were observed in the 55-74 age group. Deaths due to pneumonia and influenza
                      tend to occur later in the season as at-risk populations develop complications from influenza
                      infection.
                       Due to a late season peak, we anticipate that we will continue to see an increase in
                      pneumonia and influenza-associated deaths in the next few weeks.
                       In week 16, the majority of counties reported “mild” or no influenza activity.
                       No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in week 16.
                       Seven influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far this season.
                      While rare, Florida receives reports of influenza-associated pediatric deaths each
                      season. Annual vaccination remains the best way to protect children against the flu.
                       In week 16, two outbreaks of influenza and one outbreak of ILI were reported in a St. Johns
                      County school, a Clay County school, and a Pinellas County nursing home, respectively.
                       Influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the most common influenza subtype identified by the
                      Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL) this season. As we transition into the summer
                      months, it is not uncommon for the predominately circulating strain of influenza to change.
                      ...
                      Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                      The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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