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    Homepage: https://www.mass.gov/report/2019-202...ly-flu-reports

    Highlights
    Influenza severity for Massachusetts is moderate this week.
    The percentage of influenza-like illness visits for Massachusetts has increased and is higher than the previous two years in the same week.
    Overall influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts is high this week. The Inner Metro Boston region is reporting moderate ILI activity while all other regions are reporting high ILI activity.
    The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts has increased, but is lower than the previous two years in the same week.
    In the 2019-2020 flu season, more influenza B than influenza A positive specimens have been reported by hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts.
    All influenza strains that have been characterized in Massachusetts this season to date are covered by the current influenza vaccine.
    Nationally, influenza-like illness activity remains elevated and influenza B is most common.
    Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and FluView Interactive https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.
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    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

  • #2
    Highlights from this week’s report:
     Influenza severity for Massachusetts is moderatethis week.
     The percentage of influenza-like illness visitsfor Massachusetts remains high and is higher than the
    previous two years in the same week.
     Overall influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts is highthis week. The Inner Metro Boston
    region is reporting moderate ILI activity while all other regions are reporting high ILI activity.
     The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts remains low and islower than
    the previoustwo yearsin the same week.
     In the 2019-2020flu season, more influenza B than influenza Apositive specimens have been reported
    by hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts. However, in recent weeks, influenza A positive
    specimens have increased and account for about a third of the positive laboratory results reported so
    far this season.
     All influenza strains that have been characterized in Massachusetts this season to date are covered by
    the current influenza vaccine.
     Nationally, influenza-like illness activity remains elevated and influenza B is most common, however,
    during recent weeks approximately equal numbers of influenza B and influenza A have been reported.
     Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and
    influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and
    FluView Interactive https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.
    Flu activity remains elevated. It’s not too late to get vaccinated.
    Flu vaccination is always the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications.

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    https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-flu-...-2020/download
    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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    • #3
      Highlights
      Influenza severity for Massachusetts is moderate this week.
      The percentage of influenza-like illness visits for Massachusetts remains high and is higher than the previous two years in the same week.
      Overall influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts is high this week. The Inner Metro Boston region is reporting moderate ILI activity while all other regions are reporting high ILI activity.
      The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts remains low and is lower than the previous two years in the same week.
      In the 2019-2020 flu season, more influenza B than influenza A positive specimens have been reported by hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts. However, in recent weeks, influenza A positive specimens have increased and account for about a third of the positive laboratory results reported so far this season.
      All influenza strains that have been characterized in Massachusetts this season to date are covered by the current influenza vaccine.
      Nationally, influenza-like illness activity remains elevated and influenza B is most common; however, during recent weeks approximately equal numbers of influenza B and influenza A have been reported.
      Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and FluView Interactive https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.
      Flu activity remains elevated. It’s not too late to get vaccinated.

      Flu vaccination is always the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications.
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      https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-flu-...-2020/download

      State confirms first flu-related pediatric death of season
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      WCVBUpdated: 5:14 PM EST Jan 23, 2020

      BOSTON —
      The first influenza-related pediatric death of this flu season in the state has been confirmed, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said Thursday.

      The victim, a teenager, lived in Worcester County and tested positive for influenza B, health officials said.

      Last season, there were four confirmed flu-related deaths in Massachusetts of individuals under the age of 18, health officials said.
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      https://www.wcvb.com/article/state-c...ason/30646653#
      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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      • #4
        Dated Jan 31
        Highlights
        Influenza severity for Massachusetts remains high this week.
        The percentage of influenza-like illness visits for Massachusetts has continued to increase and remains higher than the previous two years in the same week.
        Overall influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts remains high this week. All regions are reporting high ILI activity.
        The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts has continued to increase in recent weeks, but remains lower than the previous two years in the same week.
        In the 2019-2020 flu season, more influenza B than influenza A positive specimens have been reported by hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts.
        The number of influenza positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH increased this week by 20% compared to last week. The number of influenza A and influenza B positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH increased by 16% and 22%, respectively, compared to last week.
        All influenza strains that have been characterized in Massachusetts this season to date are covered by the current influenza vaccine.
        Nationally, influenza-like illness activity remains elevated and influenza B is most common, however, during recent weeks slightly more influenza A than influenza B has been reported.
        There have been six confirmed case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the U.S. and no cases identified in Massachusetts. For the most up to date information on the Wuhan virus please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
        Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and FluView Interactive https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.


        Flu activity remains elevated. It’s not too late to get vaccinated.

        Flu vaccination is always the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications.
        https://www.mass.gov/info-details/we...20#highlights-
        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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        • #5
          Dated Feb 7
          Highlights from this week’s report:
           Influenza severity for Massachusetts remains high this week.
           The percentage of influenza-like illness visitsfor Massachusetts has continued to increase and remains
          higher than the previous two years in the same week.
           Overall influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts remains highthis week.All regions are
          reporting high ILI activity.
           The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts has continued to increase in
          recent weeks and is consistent with what was seen in the previous year.
           In the 2019-2020flu season, more influenza B than influenza Apositive specimens have been reported
          by hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts.
           The number of influenza positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH increased this week by 19%
          compared to last week. The number of influenza A and influenza B positive laboratory tests reported
          to MDPH increased by 31% and 12%, respectively, compared to last week.
           All influenza strains that have been characterized in Massachusetts this season to date are covered by
          the current influenza vaccine.
           Nationally, influenza-like illness activity remains elevated, and approximately equal numbers of
          influenza A and influenza B have been reported so far this season.
           As of February 1, 2020, there havebeen eleven confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus(2019-
          nCoV) in the U.S. and one case identified in Massachusetts. For the most up to date information on
          2019-nCoV please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
           Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and
          influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and
          FluView Interactive https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.
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          https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-flu-...-2020/download
          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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          • #6
            Highlights

            • Influenza severity for Massachusetts has increased to very high this week.
            • The percentage of influenza-like illness visits for Massachusetts has continued to increase and remains higher than the previous two years in the same week.
            • Overall influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts remains high this week. All regions are reporting high ILI activity.
            • The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts has continued to increase in recent weeks.
            • In the 2019-2020 flu season, more influenza B than influenza A positive specimens have been reported by hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts.
            • The number of influenza positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH decreased this week by 2% compared to last week. The number of influenza A positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH increased by 16% while the number of influenza B positive laboratory tested decreased by 14%, compared to last week.
            • All influenza strains that have been characterized in Massachusetts this season to date are covered by the current influenza vaccine.
            • Nationally, influenza-like illness activity remains elevated, and approximately equal numbers of influenza A and influenza B have been reported so far this season, with continued increases in influenza A in recent weeks.
            • There have been fifteen confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19, previously 2019-nCoV) in the U.S. and one case identified in Massachusetts. For the most up to date information on COVID-19 please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
            • Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and FluView Interactive https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.
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            https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-flu-...-2020/download
            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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            • #7
              Highlights
              Influenza severity for Massachusetts has decreased from very high to high this week.
              The percentage of influenza-like illness visits for Massachusetts decreased compared to last week, but remains higher than the previous two years in the same week.
              Overall influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts remains high this week. All regions are reporting high ILI activity.
              The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts decreased compared to last week, but remains elevated.
              In the 2019-2020 flu season, more influenza B than influenza A positive specimens have been reported by hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts.
              The number of influenza positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH decreased this week by 31% compared to last week. The number of influenza A and influenza B positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH decreased by 21% and 40%, respectively, compared to last week.
              All influenza strains that have been characterized in Massachusetts this season to date are covered by the current influenza vaccine.
              Nationally, influenza-like illness activity remains elevated, and approximately equal numbers of influenza A and influenza B have been reported so far this season, with continued increases in influenza A in recent weeks.
              There have been fifteen confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. and one case identified in Massachusetts. For the most up to date information on COVID-19 please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
              Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and FluView Interactive https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.
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              https://www.mass.gov/info-details/we...bruary-21-2020
              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
                Highlights
                Influenza severity for Massachusetts remained high this week.
                The percentage of influenza-like illness visits for Massachusetts decreased compared to last week, but remains higher than the previous two years in the same week.
                Overall influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts remains high this week. All regions are reporting high ILI activity.
                The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts decreased compared to last week, but remains elevated.
                In the 2019-2020 flu season, more influenza B than influenza A positive specimens have been reported by hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts.
                The number of influenza positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH decreased this week by 24% compared to last week. The number of influenza A and influenza B positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH decreased by 14% and 37%, respectively, compared to last week.
                All influenza strains that have been characterized in Massachusetts this season to date are covered by the current influenza vaccine.
                Nationally, influenza-like illness activity remains elevated, and approximately equal numbers of influenza A and influenza B have been reported so far this season, with continued increases in influenza A in recent weeks.
                There have been fourteen confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. and one case identified in Massachusetts. For the most up to date information on COVID-19 please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
                Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and FluView Interactive https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.
                Flu activity remains elevated. It’s not too late to get vaccinated.

                Flu vaccination is always the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications.
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                https://www.mass.gov/info-details/we...bruary-28-2020
                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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                • #9
                  Highlights
                  Influenza severity for Massachusetts decreased from high to moderate this week.
                  The percentage of influenza-like illness visits for Massachusetts decreased compared to last week, but remains higher than the previous two years in the same week.
                  Overall influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts remains high this week. Inner Metro Boston and West regions are reporting moderate ILI activity, all other regions are reporting high ILI activity.
                  The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts decreased compared to last week, but remains elevated.
                  In the 2019-2020 flu season, more influenza B than influenza A positive specimens have been reported by hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts.
                  The number of influenza positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH decreased this week by 24% compared to last week. The number of influenza A and influenza B positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH decreased by 19% and 31%, respectively, compared to last week.
                  All influenza strains that have been characterized in Massachusetts this season to date are covered by the current influenza vaccine.
                  Nationally, influenza-like illness activity remains elevated, and influenza A viruses are now the most commonly reported influenza viruses this season.
                  Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and FluView Interactive https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.
                  For the most up to date information on COVID-19 please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
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                  https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-flu-...-2020/download
                  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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                  • #10
                    Highlights
                    Influenza severity for Massachusetts is moderate this week.
                    The percentage of influenza-like illness visits for Massachusetts remains higher than the previous two years in the same week.
                    Overall influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts remains high this week. Inner Metro Boston, Northeast and West regions are reporting moderate ILI activity, all other regions are reporting high ILI activity.
                    The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts decreased compared to last week, but remains elevated.
                    In the 2019-2020 flu season, more influenza B than influenza A positive specimens have been reported by hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts.
                    The number of influenza positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH decreased this week by 21% compared to last week. The number of influenza A and influenza B positive laboratory tests reported to MDPH decreased by 16% and 32%, respectively, compared to last week.
                    All influenza strains that have been characterized in Massachusetts this season to date are covered by the current influenza vaccine.
                    Nationally, influenza-like illness activity remains elevated, and influenza A viruses are now the most commonly reported influenza viruses this season.
                    Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and FluView Interactive https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.
                    For the most up to date information on COVID-19 please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
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                    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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                    • #11
                      MA ILI continues to rise; influenza associated hospitalizations continue downward.

                      ⦁ The percentage of influenza-like illness visits for Massachusetts has increased and remains higher than the previous two years in the same week. COVID-19 related activity, as well as increased healthcare-seeking behavior for respiratory illness, contributes to the increase in overall ILI trends in recent weeks.

                      https://www.mass.gov/info-details/we...80%99s-report-

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