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  • Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-20 (1 Total Death)

    Week 45:
    ILI: 1.7%
    P&I deaths: 2.3%
    Two clusters of influenza-like illness activity have been reported to HDOH during week 46, 2010. Specimens are currently being collected and forwarded to SLD for influenza testing.

    Since the beginning of the 2010-11 influenza season (MMWR week 40, 2010), a total of 1,447 specimens have been tested statewide for influenza viruses. Altogether, a total of 70 (4.8%) cases of influenza A, and 29 (2.0%) cases of influenza B were detected using any method. Of the influenza A cases detected, 11 (15.7%) were 2009 H1N1, 10 (14.3%) were influenza A(H3), and the remaining (N = 49, 70%) were influenza A of unknown subtype.
    http://hawaii.gov/health/flu-hawaii-gov/Flu_Glance.html

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    Re: Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-47

    Week 47:
    ILI: 2.8%
    P&I deaths: 14.3%
    Positive specimens A & B
    http://hawaii.gov/health/flu-hawaii-...veillance.html

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    • #3
      Re: Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-51

      Week 51:
      ILI: 2.7% (ILI week 50 was 3.2%)
      30% positive specimens for influenza
      http://hawaii.gov/health/flu-hawaii-...veillance.html

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      • #4
        Re: Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-3

        Week 3:
        Outpatient ILI: 4.2%
        Sentinel ILI: 2.5%
        ~82% positive specimens for influenza
        P&I deaths: 14.3%
        http://hawaii.gov/health/flu-hawaii-...203%202011.pdf
        http://hawaii.gov/health/flu-hawaii-...veillance.html

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        • #5
          Re: Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-7 (One Pediatric Death; Total 1)

          Week 8 MMWR:
          1 pediatric death; total 1 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr...ce=govdelivery
          HI has not updated their website since week 3

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            Re: Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-7 (One Pediatric Death; Total 1)

            Week 7: Hawaii Updates Website after Pediatric Death
            1 pediatric death; total 1
            ILI: 6.3%
            P&I deaths: 12.9%

            Nearly 100% positive specimens for influenza in week 6. Since week 5, the majority of subtyped specimens were A(2009 H1N1)
            Of the 23.1% of specimens that did test positive for influenza, more were likely to be aged 5-24 years than in any other age group.
            http://hawaii.gov/health/flu-hawaii-...207%202011.pdf
            http://hawaii.gov/health/flu-hawaii-...veillance.html

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            • #7
              Re: Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-7 (One Pediatric Death; Total 1)

              http://hawaii.gov/health/flu-hawaii-...207%202011.pdf

              In reference to the figure below, the Week 7 Hawaii reports states the following:

              Pneumonia and Influenza (P&I) Related Mortality:
              During week 7 of the 2010-11 influenza season, 12.9% (95% CI 4.6-21.2%) of all deaths in Honolulu, Hawai‘i were due to pneumonia or influenza. This P&I was comparable to the historical P&I baseline in Hawai‘i for week 7. Honolulu P&I mortality for week 7 was also comparable to the epidemic threshold (8.3%) and national P&I mortality (8.0%).

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              Call me crazy, but neither the values provided (P&I deaths at 12.9%), nor the chart suggest to me that P&I deaths are "comparable to" the historical data for Hawaii or the national epidemic threshold. That is, unless they mean by "are comparable to" to say that the values can simply be compared with one another, as could any two numbers.

              It looks to me like there have been quite a few excess P&I deaths in Hawaii, and, based on past experience, the state is very reluctant to post or otherwise provide data related to influenza. Perhaps it is fear of losing revenue from tourism, but the P&I data suggest that severe cases of flu are as prevalent in Hawaii as any place in the U.S.
              "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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              • #8
                Re: Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-7 (One Pediatric Death; Total 1)

                Here is the %ILI for Hawaii from the report above. The red line is a 3-week moving average. Even so, it's nearly vertical.

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                "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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                • #9
                  Re: Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-12 (No New Deaths; Total 1)

                  Week 12:
                  ILI: 2.8%
                  ~23% positive for influenza (majority A unsubtyped) NOTE: Week 6 was the last time HI subtyped. At that time, nearly 60% specimens were positive for influenza, with the majority A/2009 H1N1)
                  http://hawaii.gov/health/flu-hawaii-...veillance.html

                  NOTE: Clicking on expanded version of report gives site error. It usually takes up to a week to correct this error.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-12 (No New Deaths; Total 1)

                    Despite the commentary associated with the graph, Hawaii has experienced significantly higher P&I deaths this spring than their previous 3-yr average, the U.S. levels, and the national baseline. They have only released updates every 1 to 2 months and it is nearly impossible to get data from the health department - even when calling. I suppose they are very concerned about potential impacts on tourism.

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                    "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-12 (No New Deaths; Total 1)

                      Expanded report now out for week 12:

                      P&I: 3.6%
                      No clusters of influenza-like illness activity were reported to HDOH during week 12, 2011

                      Of the 25.7% of specimens that did test positive for influenza, more were likely to be aged 5-24 years than in any other age group.
                      http://www.flu.hawaii.gov/Influenza%...012%202011.pdf

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hawaii 2010-2011 Season: Weeks 45-20 (No New Deaths; Total 1)

                        Week 20:
                        No new deaths; total 1
                        ILI: 1%
                        P&I: 14.6%
                        No clusters of influenza-like illness activity were reported to HDOH during week 20, 2011
                        Of the 22.8% of specimens that did test positive for influenza (for the season), more were likely to be aged 5-24 years than in any other age group.
                        http://hawaii.gov/health/flu-hawaii-...020%202011.pdf
                        http://hawaii.gov/health/flu-hawaii-...veillance.html

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                        • #13
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