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  • #16
    Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-5

    Week 5:
    NYS
    The overall level of flu activity is currently low and appears to be stable when compared to last week.
    Hospitalizations for flu are stable when compared to last week.
    There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
    There have been no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) this season.
    http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/


    NYC
    * Influenza activity in NYC currently is low.
    * Influenza-like-illness visits are at 2.2% of all weekly visits, which is below the Mid-Atlantic and
    national baselines.
    * Approximately 1% of all specimens submitted for influenza testing were positive for influenza; 8
    specimens were positive for Flu A and 2 specimens were positive for Flu B. In addition, 18% of
    specimens tested were positive for RSV. Influenza A specimens subtyped within the last several
    weeks at several laboratories were identified as both H3N2 and 2009H1N1.
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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    • #17
      Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-6

      Week 6:
      NYS
      The overall level of flu activity is currently low and appears to be increasing when compared to last week.
      Hospitalizations for flu are stable when compared to last week.
      There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
      There have been no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) this season.
      http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/

      NYC
      * Influenza surveillance activities for the 2011-2012 influenza season began on October 2, 2011.
      * Influenza activity in NYC currently is low but is increasing slightly.
      * Influenza-like-illness visits are at 1.7% of all weekly visits, which is below the Mid-Atlantic and
      national baselines.
      * Approximately 2% of all specimens submitted for influenza testing were positive for influenza; 21
      specimens were positive for Flu A and one specimen was positive for Flu B. In addition, 10% of
      specimens tested were positive for RSV. Influenza A specimens subtyped within the last several
      weeks at several laboratories were identified as either H3N2 or 2009H1N1.
      http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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      • #18
        Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-7

        Week 7:
        NYS:
        The overall level of flu activity is currently low and appears to be increasing when compared to last week.
        Hospitalizations for flu are increasing when compared to last week.
        There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
        There have been no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) this season.

        NYC:
        * Influenza surveillance activities for the 2011-2012 influenza season began on October 2, 2011.
        * Influenza activity in NYC currently is low but is increasing.
        * Influenza-like-illness visits are at 1.7% of all weekly visits, which is below the Mid-Atlantic and
        national baselines.
        * Approximately 3.4% of all specimens submitted for influenza testing were positive for influenza;
        46 specimens were positive for Flu A and one specimen was positive for Flu B. In addition, 11%
        of specimens tested were positive for RSV. Influenza A specimens subtyped within the last several
        weeks at several laboratories were identified as either H3N2 or 2009H1N1.

        There were no reported nosocomial respiratory outbreaks from long-term care facilities during Week 7.
        http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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        • #19
          Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-8

          Week 8:
          NYS
          The overall level of flu activity is currently low and appears to be increasing when compared to last week.
          Hospitalizations for flu are increasing when compared to last week.
          There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
          There have been no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) this season.
          http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/

          NYC
          * Influenza surveillance activities for the 2011-2012 influenza season began on October 2, 2011.
          * Influenza activity in NYC is increasing.
          * Influenza-like-illness visits are at 2.3% of all weekly visits, which is below the Mid-Atlantic and
          national baselines.
          * Approximately 5.6% of all specimens submitted for influenza testing were positive for influenza;
          64 specimens were positive for Flu A and 16 specimens were positive for Flu B. In addition, 10%
          of specimens tested were positive for RSV. Influenza A specimens subtyped within the last sever-
          al weeks at several laboratories were identified as either H3N2 or 2009H1N1.

          There was one reported nosocomial respiratory outbreak from a long-term care facility during Week 8. One
          patient had a specimen positive for RSV.
          http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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          • #20
            Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-9

            Week 9:
            NYS
            The overall level of flu activity is currently low and appears to be increasing when compared to last week.
            Hospitalizations for flu are increasing when compared to last week.
            There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
            There have been no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) this season.
            http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur


            NYC
            * Influenza surveillance activities for the 2011-2012 influenza season began on October 2, 2011.
            * Influenza activity in NYC is increasing.
            * Influenza-like-illness visits are at 1.6% of all weekly visits, which is below the Mid-Atlantic and
            national baselines.
            * Approximately 5.8% of all specimens submitted for influenza testing were positive for influenza;
            62 specimens were positive for Flu A and 6 specimens were positive for Flu B. In addition, 7% of
            specimens tested were positive for RSV. Influenza A specimens subtyped within the last several
            weeks at several laboratories were identified as either H3N2 or 2009H1N1.

            There were two reported influenza outbreaks from long-term care facilities during Week 9. One facility
            reported illness from both influenza A and influenza B.

            Influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been nationally notifiable since October 2004. There were no
            pediatric influenza-associated deaths reported in NYC during Week 9 or to date this season.
            http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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            • #21
              Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-10

              Week 10:
              NYS
              The overall level of flu activity is currently moderate and appears to be increasing when compared to last week.
              Hospitalizations for flu are increasing when compared to last week.
              There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
              There have been no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) this season.
              http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/

              NYC
              http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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              • #22
                Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-11

                Week 11:
                NYS
                The overall level of flu activity is currently moderate and appears to be increasing when compared to last week.
                Hospitalizations for flu are increasing when compared to last week.
                There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
                There have been no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) this season.
                http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/

                NYC
                * Influenza activity in NYC is increasing.
                * Influenza-like-illness visits are at 1.8% of all weekly visits, which is below the Mid-Atlantic and
                national baselines.
                * Approximately 9% of all specimens submitted for influenza testing were positive for influenza; 93
                specimens were positive for Flu A and 7 specimens were positive for Flu B. In addition, 7% of
                specimens tested were positive for RSV. Influenza A specimens subtyped within the last several
                weeks at several laboratories were identified as either H3N2 or 2009H1N1.
                http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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                • #23
                  Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-12

                  Week 12:
                  NYS
                  The overall level of flu activity is currently moderate and appears to be increasing when compared to last week.
                  Hospitalizations for flu are increasing when compared to last week.
                  There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
                  There have been no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) this season.
                  http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/

                  NYC
                  * Influenza surveillance activities for the 2011-2012 influenza season began on October 2, 2011.
                  * Influenza activity in NYC is increasing.
                  * Influenza-like-illness visits are at 1.8% of all weekly visits, which is below the Mid-Atlantic and
                  national baselines.
                  * Approximately 8.3% of all specimens submitted for influenza testing were positive for influenza;
                  116 specimens were positive for Flu A and 25 specimens were positive for Flu B. In addition,
                  11% of specimens tested were positive for RSV. Influenza A specimens subtyped within the last
                  several weeks at several laboratories were identified as either H3N2 or 2009H1N1.

                  There was one reported influenza outbreak from a long-term care facility during Week 12.
                  http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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                  • #24
                    Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-13

                    Week 13:
                    NYS
                    The overall level of flu activity is currently moderate and appears to be stable when compared to last week.
                    Hospitalizations for flu are increasing when compared to last week.
                    There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
                    There have been no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) this season.
                    http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/

                    NYC

                    * Influenza surveillance activities for the 2011-2012 influenza season began on October 2, 2011.
                    * Influenza activity in NYC is low.
                    * Influenza-like-illness visits are at 2.1% of all weekly visits, which is below the Mid-Atlantic and
                    national baselines.
                    * Approximately 6% of all specimens submitted for influenza testing were positive for influenza; 51
                    specimens were positive for Flu A and 21 specimens were positive for Flu B. In addition, 4% of
                    specimens tested were positive for RSV. Influenza A specimens subtyped within the last several
                    weeks at several laboratories were predominantly 2009H1N1.

                    There was one reported influenza outbreak from a long-term care facility during Week 13.
                    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-14

                      Week 14:
                      NYS
                      The overall level of flu activity is currently moderate and appears to be decreasing when compared to last week.
                      Hospitalizations for flu are decreasing when compared to last week.
                      There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
                      There have been no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) this season.
                      http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/

                      NYC
                      * Influenza surveillance activities for the 2011-2012 influenza season began on October 2, 2011.
                      * Influenza activity in NYC is low.
                      * Influenza-like-illness visits are at 1.7% of all weekly visits, which is below the Mid-Atlantic and
                      national baselines.
                      * Approximately 7% of all specimens submitted for influenza testing were positive for influenza; 37
                      specimens were positive for Flu A and 10 specimens were positive for Flu B. In addition, 4% of
                      specimens tested were positive for RSV. Influenza A specimens subtyped within the last several
                      weeks at several laboratories were predominantly 2009H1N1.
                      http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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                      • #26
                        Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-15 (One Pediatric Death Reported)

                        Week 15:
                        1 pediatric death reported; total 1

                        NYS
                        The overall level of flu activity is currently moderate and appears to be increasing when compared to last week.
                        Hospitalizations for flu are stable when compared to last week.
                        There was one pediatric influenza-associated death in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
                        There has been one pediatric influenza-associated death in NYS (including NYC) this season.
                        http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/

                        NYC
                        http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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                        • #27
                          Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-16 (No New Deaths; Total One)

                          Week 16:
                          No new deaths; total 1

                          NYS
                          The overall level of flu activity is currently moderate and appears to be increasing when compared to last week.
                          Hospitalizations for flu are increasing when compared to last week.
                          There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
                          There has been one pediatric influenza-associated death in NYS (including NYC) this season.
                          http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/

                          NYC
                          http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

                          Comment


                          • #28
                            Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-17 (No New Deaths; Total One)

                            Week 17:
                            No new deaths; total 1

                            NYS
                            The overall level of flu activity is currently moderate and appears to be decreasing when compared to last week.
                            Hospitalizations for flu are stable when compared to last week.
                            There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
                            There has been one pediatric influenza-associated death in NYS (including NYC) this season.
                            http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/

                            NYC
                            * Influenza surveillance activities for the 2011-2012 influenza season began on October 2, 2011.
                            * Influenza activity in NYC is low.
                            * Influenza-like-illness visits are at 1.6% of all weekly visits, which is below the Mid-Atlantic and
                            national baselines.
                            * Approximately 8% of all specimens submitted for influenza testing were positive for influenza; 39
                            specimens were positive for Flu A and 24 specimens were positive for Flu B. In addition, 3% of
                            specimens tested were positive for RSV.

                            There was one reported influenza outbreak from a long-term care facility (LTCF) in the Bronx during Week
                            17. This was reported by the infection control staff of the acute care facility where two residents from this
                            LTCF were admitted. Their presenting symptoms were not typical of influenza-like illness (ILI).
                            http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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                            • #29
                              Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-18 (No New Deaths; Total One)

                              Week 18: Widespread
                              No new pediatric deaths; total 1

                              NYS
                              The overall level of flu activity is currently moderate and appears to be increasing when compared to last week.
                              Hospitalizations for flu are decreasing when compared to last week.
                              There were no pediatric influenza-associated deaths in NYS (including NYC) reported this week.
                              There has been one pediatric influenza-associated death in NYS (including NYC) this season.
                              http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/co...nce/2011-2012/

                              NYC
                              http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html...erts.shtml#sur

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                              • #30
                                Re: NYC and NYS 2011-2012 Flu Season: Weeks 40-18 (No New Deaths; Total One)

                                As in other states, early indicators in NYS have remained elevated when they should be falling.

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