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  • Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-20 (Three Additional Deaths; Total 201)

    Week 45: Local (increase over past two seasons for this week)
    Influenza Activity Surveillance
    The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 45 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
    rapid influenza testing: 5.8%
    PCR testing: 2.4%
    Viral culture: no positives
    The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza B/Victoria lineage.
    2 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 45. Since the start of the influenza season, 17 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
    No deaths were identified during week 45. Since the start of the influenza season, no influenza-related deaths have been reported.
    No long-term care facilities (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported a confirmed outbreak of influenza during week 45. Since the start of the season, 1 outbreak of influenza in long-term care has been reported.
    3 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 45. Since the start of the season, 5 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.
    The percentage of influenza-like illness visits to outpatient clinics involved U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance (ILINet) was below the regional baseline at 0.49%.

    Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
    Of specimens tested from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
    33% were positive for rhinovirus
    4% were positive for adenovirus
    4% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
    2% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
    2% were positive for coronavirus 229E
    2% were positive for coronavirus OC43
    Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 45:
    12 were positive for adenovirus
    8 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
    2 were positive for enterovirus
    2 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
    1 was positive for rhinovirus
    1 was positive for parainfluenza virus 2
    http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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    Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-46

    Week 46: Local
    Influenza Activity Surveillance
    The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 46 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
    rapid influenza testing: 7.7%
    PCR testing: 5.6%
    Viral culture: 1 influenza A positive, 4 influenza B positives
    The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza B/Victoria lineage.
    7 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 46. Since the start of the influenza season, 25 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
    No deaths were identified during week 46. Since the start of the influenza season, no influenza-related deaths have been reported.
    No long-term care facilities (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported a confirmed outbreak of influenza during week 46. Since the start of the season, 1 outbreak of influenza in long-term care has been reported.
    4 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 46. Since the start of the season, 7 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.
    The percentage of influenza-like illness visits to outpatient clinics involved U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance (ILINet) was below the regional baseline at 0.75%.

    Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
    Of specimens tested from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
    25% were positive for rhinovirus
    10% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
    4% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
    3% were positive for coronavirus OC43
    2% were positive for adenovirus
    Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 46:
    7 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
    6 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
    5 were positive for adenovirus
    4 were positive for influenza B
    2 were positive for enterovirus
    2 were positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV)
    2 were positive for rhinovirus
    1 was positive for influenza A
    http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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    • #3
      Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-47

      Week 47: Local

      The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 47 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
      rapid influenza testing: 10.0%
      PCR testing: 7.8%
      Viral culture: 2 influenza A positives
      The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza B/Victoria lineage.
      11 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 47. Since the start of the influenza season, 41 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
      No deaths were identified during week 47. Since the start of the influenza season, no influenza-related deaths have been reported.
      No long-term care facilities (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported a confirmed outbreak of influenza during week 47. Since the start of the season, 1 outbreak of influenza in long-term care has been reported.
      7 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 47. Since the start of the season, 14 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.
      The percentage of influenza-like illness visits to outpatient clinics involved U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance (ILINet) was below the regional baseline at 0.12%.

      Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
      Of specimens tested from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
      24% were positive for rhinovirus
      7% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
      5% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
      2% were positive for coronavirus OC43
      1% were positive for adenovirus
      Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 47:
      12 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
      6 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
      6 were positive for adenovirus
      4 were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
      3 were positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV)
      2 were positive for influenza A
      1 was positive for rhinovirus
      http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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      • #4
        Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-48

        Week 48: Local

        The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 48 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
        rapid influenza testing: 11.1%
        PCR testing: 13.7%
        Viral culture: 4 influenza B positives
        The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza B/Victoria lineage.
        26 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 48. Since the start of the influenza season, 70 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
        No deaths were identified during week 48. Since the start of the influenza season, no influenza-related deaths have been reported.
        1 long-term care facility (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported confirmed outbreaks of influenza during week 48. Since the start of the season, 2 outbreak of influenza in long-term care has been reported.
        4 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 48. Since the start of the season, 18 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.
        The percentage of influenza-like illness visits to outpatient clinics involved U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance (ILINet) was below the regional baseline at 1.01%.

        Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
        Of specimens tested from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
        22% were positive for rhinovirus
        9% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
        5% were positive for coronavirus OC43
        3% were positive for adenovirus
        1% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
        1% were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
        Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 48:
        13 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
        5 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
        4 were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
        4 were positive for influenza B
        3 were positive for adenovirus
        2 were positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV)
        1 was positive for parainfluenza virus 1
        http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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        • #5
          Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-49

          Week 49: Regional

          The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 49 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
          rapid influenza testing: 17.0%
          PCR testing: 15.6%
          Viral culture: 4 influenza A positives, 1 influenza B positive
          The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza B/Victoria lineage.
          30 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 49. Since the start of the influenza season, 105 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
          No deaths were identified during week 49. Since the start of the influenza season, no influenza-related deaths have been reported.
          3 long-term care facilities (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported confirmed outbreaks of influenza during week 49. Since the start of the season, 5 outbreak of influenza in long-term care has been reported.
          12 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 49. Since the start of the season, 30 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.
          The percentage of influenza-like illness visits to outpatient clinics involved U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance (ILINet) was below the regional baseline at 0.61%.

          Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
          Of specimens tested from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
          22% were positive for rhinovirus
          9% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
          5% were positive for coronavirus OC43
          3% were positive for adenovirus
          1% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
          1% were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
          Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 49:
          26 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
          5 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
          4 were positive for influenza B
          3 were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
          2 were positive for adenovirus
          2 were positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV)
          1 was positive for parainfluenza virus 1
          1 was positive for rhinovirus
          http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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          • #6
            Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-50 (One Death Reported)

            Week 50: Regional

            The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 50 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
            rapid influenza testing: 21.8%
            PCR testing: 24.1%
            Viral culture: 12 influenza A positives, 1 influenza B positive
            The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza A/H3.
            65 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 50. Since the start of the influenza season, 165 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
            1 death was identified during week 50. This is the first influenza-related death reported since the start of the influenza season.
            6 long-term care facilities (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported confirmed outbreaks of influenza during week 50. Since the start of the season, 11 outbreaks of influenza in long-term care have been reported.
            47 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 50. Since the start of the season, 77 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.
            The percentage of influenza-like illness visits to outpatient clinics involved U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance (ILINet) was below the regional baseline at 1.32%.

            Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
            Of specimens tested from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
            19% were positive for rhinovirus
            8% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
            8% were positive for coronavirus OC43
            3% were positive for adenovirus
            2% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
            2% were positive for coronavirus NL63
            Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 50:
            20 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
            12 were positive for influenza A
            9 were positive for adenovirus
            6 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
            4 were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
            3 were positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV)
            1 was positive for enterovirus
            1 was positive for influenza B
            http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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            • #7
              Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-51 (One Death Reported; Total Two)

              Week 51: Widespread

              The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 51 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
              rapid influenza testing: 27.2%
              PCR testing: 32.7%
              Viral culture: 12 influenza A positives, 5 influenza B positives
              The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza A/H3.
              123 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 51. Since the start of the influenza season, 297 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
              1 death was identified during week 51. Since the start of the influenza season, 2 influenza-related deaths have been confirmed.
              2 long-term care facilities (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported confirmed outbreaks of influenza during week 51. Since the start of the season, 13 outbreaks of influenza in long-term care have been reported.
              51 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 51. Since the start of the season, 133 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.

              Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
              Of specimens tested from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
              18% were positive for rhinovirus
              8% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
              8% were positive for influenza A/H3
              5% were positive for coronavirus OC43
              5% were positive for adenovirus
              2% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
              2% were positive for coronavirus NL63
              Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 51:
              43 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
              12 were positive for influenza A
              6 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
              5 were positive for influenza B
              2 were positive for parainfluenza virus 1
              2 were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
              2 were positive for adenovirus
              2 were positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV)
              2 were positive for enterovirus
              1 was positive for rhinovirus
              http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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              • #8
                Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-51 (One Death Reported; Total Two)

                Here is the Week 51 hospitalization chart for MN:

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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: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-52 (Two New Deaths; Total Four)

                  Week 52: Widespread
                  2 new deaths; total 4

                  The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 52 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
                  rapid influenza testing: 29.6%
                  PCR testing: 33.6%
                  Viral culture: 23 influenza A positives, 10 influenza B positives
                  The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza A/H3.
                  226 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 52. Since the start of the influenza season, 578 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
                  2 deaths were identified during week 52. Since the start of the influenza season, 4 influenza-related deaths have been confirmed.
                  17 long-term care facilities (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported confirmed outbreaks of influenza during week 52. Since the start of the season, 31 outbreaks of influenza in long-term care have been reported.
                  No schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 52 (Note: Most schools were on winter break for week 52). Since the start of the season, 133 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.
                  The percentage of influenza-like illness visits to outpatient clinics involved in the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance (ILINet) was above the regional baseline at 4.94%.

                  Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
                  Of specimens tested from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
                  18% were positive for rhinovirus
                  8% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
                  8% were positive for influenza A/H3
                  5% were positive for coronavirus OC43
                  5% were positive for adenovirus
                  2% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
                  2% were positive for coronavirus NL63
                  Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 52:
                  48 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
                  23 were positive for influenza A
                  10 were positive for influenza B
                  10 were positive for adenovirus
                  8 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
                  4 were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
                  1 was positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV)
                  1 was positive for enterovirus
                  1 was positive for parainfluenza virus 1
                  http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-1 (23 New Deaths; Total 27)

                    Week 1: Widespread
                    The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 1 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
                    rapid influenza testing: 26.3%
                    PCR testing: 33.7%
                    Viral culture: 27 influenza A positives, 9 influenza B positives
                    The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza A/H3.
                    401 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 1. Since the start of the influenza season, 1,121 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
                    23 deaths were confirmed during week 1. Since the start of the influenza season, 27 influenza-related deaths have been confirmed.
                    28 long-term care facilities (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported confirmed outbreaks of influenza during week 1. Since the start of the season, 59 outbreaks of influenza in long-term care have been reported.
                    5 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 1. Since the start of the season, 138 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.
                    The percentage of influenza-like illness visits to outpatient clinics involved in the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance (ILINet) was above the regional baseline at 2.42%.

                    Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
                    Of specimens tested from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
                    27% were positive for influenza, of these
                    64% were positive for influenza A/H3
                    36% were positive for influenza B
                    11% were positive for rhinovirus
                    7% were positive for adenovirus
                    5% were positive for coronavirus OC43
                    4% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
                    2% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
                    2% were positive for coronavirus NL63
                    1% were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
                    Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 1:
                    42 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
                    27 were positive for influenza A
                    12 were positive for adenovirus
                    9 were positive for influenza B
                    5 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
                    3 were positive for parainfluenza virus
                    2 were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
                    http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-1 (23 New Deaths; Total 27)

                      Current season deaths: 27; hospitalizations: 1,121


                      Summary of the 2010-11 Influenza Season
                      • Since the start of the influenza season, 215 schools reported outbreaks of ILI.
                      • Since the start of the influenza season, 54 long-term care facilities reported outbreaks of influenza.
                      • Since the start of the influenza season, 972 persons were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
                      • Since the start of the influenza season, 70 influenza-related deaths were reported.


                      Summary of Deaths Related to Influenza A, Minnesota, April 2009 – April 2010
                      67 total deaths
                      In Spring wave
                      • 4 deaths (all PCR-confirmed 2009 H1N1)
                      • 2 in children; 1 in an adult age 65 or older
                      • 1 with no underlying conditions

                      In Fall wave
                      • 63 deaths (59 2009 H1N1, 4 Influenza A-type unspecified)
                      • 6 in children; 12 >65 y
                      • 7 no underlying conditions
                      From April 1, 2009 to April 30, 2010: 1,824 hospitalized PCR-confirmed 2009 H1N1 Influenza cases; 1,564 since September 1, 2009
                      http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...klyold.html#10

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                      • #12
                        Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-2 (33 New Deaths; Total 60)

                        Week 2: Widespread
                        33 new deaths (one pediatric); total 60 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr...cid=mm6202md_w

                        The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 2 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
                        rapid influenza testing: 23.8%
                        PCR testing: 31.4%
                        Viral culture: 22 influenza A positives, 7 influenza B positives
                        The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza A/H3.
                        476 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 2. Since the start of the influenza season, 1,842 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
                        33 deaths were confirmed during week 2. Since the start of the influenza season, 60 influenza-related deaths have been confirmed.
                        46 long-term care facilities (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported confirmed outbreaks of influenza during week 2. Since the start of the season, 107 outbreaks of influenza in long-term care have been reported.
                        92 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 2. Since the start of the season, 254 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.
                        The percentage of influenza-like illness visits to outpatient clinics involved in the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance (ILINet) was above the regional baseline at 2.05%.

                        Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
                        Of specimens tested by PCR from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
                        52% were positive for influenza, of these
                        55% were positive for influenza A/H3
                        43% were positive for influenza B
                        2% were postivie for influenza A (subtype undetermined)
                        5% were positive for rhinovirus
                        3% were positive for coronavirus OC43
                        2% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
                        2% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
                        2% were positive for coronavirus NL63
                        1% were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
                        1% were positive for adenovirus
                        Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 2:
                        58 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
                        22 were positive for influenza A
                        8 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
                        7 were positive for influenza B
                        7 were positive for adenovirus
                        2 were positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV)
                        1 was positive for parainfluenza virus 2
                        http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-2 (33 New Deaths; Total 60)

                          Although the sentinal provider ILI data would suggest a significant drop in ILI, the outbreaks in long-term care centers and school has risen sharply. Hospitalizations remain elevated.

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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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                          • #14
                            Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-3 (15 New Deaths; Total 75)

                            Week 3: Widespread
                            15 new deaths; total 75


                            The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 3 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
                            rapid influenza testing: 23.1%
                            PCR testing: 18.9%
                            Viral culture: 8 influenza A positives, 8 influenza B positives
                            The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza A/H3.
                            208 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 3. Since the start of the influenza season, 2,128 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza. NOTE: This is a two week drop.
                            15 deaths were confirmed during week 3. Since the start of the influenza season, 75 influenza-related deaths have been confirmed.
                            9 long-term care facilities (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported confirmed outbreaks of influenza during week 3. Since the start of the season, 123 outbreaks of influenza in long-term care have been reported.
                            112 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 3. Since the start of the season, 123 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.
                            The percentage of influenza-like illness visits to outpatient clinics involved in the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance (ILINet) was above the regional baseline at 2.22%. NOTE: This is a three week drop.

                            Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
                            Of specimens tested by PCR from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
                            65% were positive for influenza, of these
                            79% were positive for influenza A/H3
                            17% were positive for influenza B
                            4% were postivie for influenza A (subtype undetermined)
                            6% were positive for rhinovirus
                            2% were positive for coronavirus OC43
                            1% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
                            1% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
                            Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 3:
                            40 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
                            8 were positive for influenza A
                            8 were positive for influenza B
                            7 were positive for adenovirus
                            3 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
                            2 were positive for parainfluenza virus 1
                            2 were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
                            1 was positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV)
                            1 was positive for enterovirus
                            http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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                            • #15
                              Re: Minnesota 2012-13 Season: Weeks 45-4 (36 New Deaths; Total 112)

                              Week 4: Widespread
                              36 deaths reported; total 112

                              The percentage of tests positive for influenza during week 4 as reported from the MN Lab System (MLS) Laboratory Influenza Surveillance Program
                              rapid influenza testing: 20.0%
                              PCR testing: 19.8%
                              Viral culture: 13 influenza A positives, 12 influenza B positives
                              The most commonly cultured strain identified so far this season at the MDH Public Health Laboratory is influenza A/H3.
                              135 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 4. Since the start of the influenza season, 2,367 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
                              36 deaths were confirmed during week 4. Since the start of the influenza season, 112 influenza-related deaths have been confirmed.
                              8 long-term care facilities (defined as a skilled nursing facility) reported confirmed outbreaks of influenza during week 4. Since the start of the season, 134 outbreaks of influenza in long-term care have been reported.
                              36 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 4. Since the start of the season, 412 outbreaks of ILI in schools have been reported.
                              The percentage of influenza-like illness visits to outpatient clinics involved in the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance (ILINet) was above the regional baseline at 2.33%.

                              Circulating Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance
                              Of specimens tested by PCR from 3 outpatient sites for circulating viral respiratory pathogens in the previous 3 weeks for which data are available:
                              68% were positive for influenza, of these
                              73% were positive for influenza A/H3
                              23% were positive for influenza B
                              2% were postivie for influenza A (subtype undetermined)
                              1% were positive for influenza A/H1
                              9% were positive for coronavirus, of these
                              64% were positive for coronavirus OC43
                              27% were positive for coronavirus NL63
                              9% were positive for coronavirus HKU1
                              5% were positive for rhinovirus
                              4% were positive for human metapneumovirus
                              3% were positive for parainfluenza, of these
                              67% were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
                              33% were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
                              1% were positive for respiratory synctial virus (RSV)
                              Of specimens positive for a viral pathogen at Minnesota’s 6 virology laboratories during week 4:
                              38 were positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
                              13 were positive for influenza A
                              12 were positive for influenza B
                              8 were positive for adenovirus
                              2 were positive for parainfluenza virus 3
                              2 were positive for parainfluenza virus 2
                              1 was positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV)
                              1 was positive for enterovirus
                              http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ats/index.html

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