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  • Ronan Kelly
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    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.
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  • Ronan Kelly
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    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.
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  • Ronan Kelly
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    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.

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    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.
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  • Ronan Kelly
    replied
    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).
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  • Ronan Kelly
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    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).
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  • Ronan Kelly
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    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).
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  • Ronan Kelly
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    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).
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  • Ronan Kelly
    replied
    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).
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  • Ronan Kelly
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    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

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  • Ronan Kelly
    started a topic Florida Influenza 2015-16

    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
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