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    State Flu Homepage: http://health.utah.gov/epi/diseases/...nce/index.html


    Utahns advised to get flu shots after 2 deaths in Salt Lake County this season
    by Hayley Crombleholme Friday, December 13th 2019


    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — When kids catch the flu, it can lead to pneumonia, and even death in rare cases. But a recent study found that only a fraction of childcare centers require students or staff to get vaccinated.

    KUTV

    In Salt Lake County, flu activity is still low, but flu cases were on the rise last week. Health department data shows two people have died from flu-related illness in the county this season.

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    https://kutv.com/news/local/official...ty-this-season
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    State’s first flu death confirmed in southern Utah
    By Ashley Imlay, KSL | Posted - Jan 7th, 2020 @ 1:47pm

    ST. GEORGE — Utah’s first death caused by the flu was confirmed Tuesday, according to health officials.

    The Southwest Utah Public Health Department said the death occurred recently in one of the five counties in its district, which includes Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington counties.

    The person who died was under age 65 and had type A influenza
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    https://www.ksl.com/article/46701168...-southern-utah
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    • #3
      Report Date: December 29 to January 04, 2020 (MMWR week 1)

      What’s New This Week
      Influenza activity is high in Utah, highlighting the need to take action to prevent the flu like getting the vaccine, staying home when you are sick, and calling your doctor if you think you have the flu. Both influenza B (65%) and influenza A (35%) are currently being detected, with the majority of influenza A viruses being H1N1 subtype. Hospitalizations have continued to increase, 255 have been reported so far this season, including 61 in the most recent report week. The overall severity is considered Moderate. It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine, you can find one near you at vaccinefinder.org.
      Moderate
      Current Week Severity Estimate

      Widespread
      Current Week Utah Geographic Spread

      255
      Seasonal Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

      B
      Current Week Predominant Influenza Virus

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      • #4
        Report Date: January 05 to January 11, 2020 (MMWR week 2)

        What’s New This Week
        Influenza activity is high in Utah, highlighting the need to take action to prevent the flu like getting the vaccine, staying home when you are sick, and calling your doctor if you think you have the flu. Both influenza B (64%) and influenza A (36%) are currently being detected, with the majority of influenza A viruses being H1N1 subtype. Hospitalizations have continued to increase, 332 have been reported so far this season, including 64 in the most recent report week. The overall severity is considered Moderate. It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine, you can find one near you at vaccinefinder.org.

        Moderate
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        Widespread
        Current Week Utah Geographic Spread

        332
        Seasonal Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

        B
        Current Week Predominant Influenza Virus

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        • #5
          What’s New This Week
          Influenza activity is high in Utah, highlighting the need to take action to prevent the flu like getting the vaccine, staying home when you are sick, and calling your doctor if you think you have the flu. Both influenza B (61%) and influenza A (39%) are currently being detected, with the majority of influenza A viruses being H1N1 subtype. Hospitalizations have continued to increase, 407 have been reported so far this season, including 71 in the most recent report week. The overall severity is considered High becasue of high levels of Influenza-like Illness and positive laboratory results. However, the number of hospitalizations and Pneumonia and Influenza deaths are about normal for this time of year. It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine, you can find one near you at vaccinefinder.org.

          High
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          Widespread
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          407
          Seasonal Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

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          • #6
            Utah County man dies of complications from the flu
            by Kyle HarveyFriday, January 24th 2020

            PLEASANT GROVE — The family says everyone in the Hernandez household came down sick last week.

            Father Jesus, 40, was the strongest of the bunch. But of everyone in the family of six, he was the only one who couldn’t shake it.
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            A medical report lists Hernandez’s cause of death as acute hypoxia respiratory failure, with septic shock due to influenza pneumonia.
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            https://kutv.com/news/local/utah-cou...s-from-the-flu
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            • #7
              Health department investigating deaths of 2 Utah teens who tested positive with influenza
              By Wendy Leonard, KSL | Posted - Jan 25th, 2020 @ 9:45pm

              OGDEN — The Weber-Morgan Health Department is investigating the deaths of two Riverdale students, who recently tested positive with influenza.

              “We are extremely saddened for the families and friends of these young individuals,” said Amy Carter, epidemiologist with the Weber-Morgan Health Department. She said the two individuals, both juveniles whose names were not released, had different strains of the flu virus.
              ...

              The two teens, ages 16* and 13, allegedly both passed away from complications of their illnesses on Friday while hospitalized at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.
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              https://www.ksl.com/article/46709307...with-influenza
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              • #8
                Report Date: January 19 to January 25, 2020 (MMWR week 4)

                What’s New This Week
                Influenza activity is high in Utah, highlighting the need to take action to prevent the flu including getting the vaccine, staying home when you are sick, and calling your doctor if you think you have the flu. Both influenza B (58%) and influenza A (42%) are currently being detected, with the majority of influenza A viruses being H1N1 subtype. Hospitalizations have continued to increase, 535 have been reported so far this season, including 100 in the most recent report week. The overall severity is considered High because of high levels of Influenza-like Illness and positive laboratory results. However, the number of hospitalizations and Pneumonia and Influenza deaths are at expected levels for this time of year.
                Sadly, two influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported to UDOH during this report period. While the cases were from the same area, they had different strains of influenza and don’t represent an increased public health risk. Getting a flu shot has been shown to save lives in children. It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine.



                High
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                Widespread
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                535
                Seasonal Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

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                • #9
                  Utah mom, 41, dies of influenza
                  Posted: 5:08 PM, Jan 10, 2020 Updated: 7:08 PM, Jan 10, 2020
                  By: David Wells

                  ST. GEORGE, Utah — A 41-year-old St. George woman died last month after becoming infected with influenza type A.

                  An obituary posted on her husband’s Facebook page identifies her as Maria Larson.

                  According to her family, Larson died on December 31 from severe complications of influenza.
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                  https://fox13now.com/2020/01/10/utah...-of-influenza/
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                  • #10
                    Report Date: January 26 to February 01, 2020 (MMWR week 5)

                    What’s New This Week
                    Influenza activity remains widespread in Utah, highlighting the need to take action to prevent the flu including getting the vaccine, staying home when you are sick, and calling your doctor if you think you have the flu. Both influenza B (55%) and influenza A (45%) are currently being detected, with the majority of influenza A viruses being H1N1 subtype. Hospitalizations have continued to increase, 641 have been reported so far this season, including 78 in the most recent report week. The overall severity is considered High because of high levels of Influenza-like Illness and positive laboratory results. However, the number of hospitalizations and Pneumonia and Influenza deaths are at expected levels for this time of year.

                    Influenza-Like Illness reports to UDOH have been delayed this reporting period due to technical issues. Therefore, data included in this report are from the previous report week. Preliminary data analysis from partial reports indicate the ILI activity level is still “high”.

                    High
                    Current Week Severity Estimate

                    Widespread
                    Current Week Utah Geographic Spread

                    641
                    Seasonal Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

                    B
                    Current Week Predominant Influenza Virus

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                    • #11
                      Report Date: February 02 to February 08, 2020 (MMWR week 6)

                      What’s New This Week
                      Influenza activity remains high and widespread in Utah, highlighting the need to take action to prevent the flu including getting the vaccine, staying home when you are sick, and calling your doctor if you think you have the flu. Both influenza B (48%) and influenza A (52%) are being detected at about equal rates, a slight change from previous reporting periods where influenza B was more common. The majority of influenza A viruses detected are the H1N1 subtype. Hospitalizations have continued to increase, 759 have been reported so far this season, including 90 in the most recent report week. This is a bad flu season for children and young adults who are experiencing a lot of flu illness and high rates of hospitalization nationwide. The overall severity this week is moderate, however high levels of Influenza-like Illness are still being reported.


                      Moderate
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                      Widespread
                      Current Week Utah Geographic Spread

                      759
                      Seasonal Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

                      B
                      Current Week Predominant Influenza Virus

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                      • #12
                        Report Date: February 09 to February 15, 2020 (MMWR week 7)

                        What’s New This Week
                        Influenza activity remains high and widespread in Utah, highlighting the need to take action to prevent the flu including getting the vaccine, staying home when you are sick, and calling your doctor if you think you have the flu. Influenza A H1N1 (62%) was the most common virus detected this week, a change from earlier this season where influenza B was more common. Hospitalizations have continued to increase, 876 have been reported so far this season including 94 in the most recent report week. This is a bad flu season for children and young adults who are experiencing a lot of flu illness and high rates of hospitalization nationwide. The overall severity this week is moderate, however high levels of Influenza-like Illness are still being reported.

                        Moderate
                        Current Week Severity Estimate

                        Widespread
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                        876
                        Seasonal Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

                        A H1N1
                        Current Week Predominant Influenza Virus

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                        • #13
                          Report Date: February 16 to February 22, 2020 (MMWR week 8)

                          What’s New This Week
                          Influenza activity remains high and widespread in Utah, highlighting the need to take action to prevent the flu including getting the vaccine, staying home when you are sick, and calling your doctor if you think you have the flu. Influenza A H1N1 (68%) was the most common virus detected this week, a change from earlier this season where influenza B was more common. Hospitalizations have continued to increase, 975 have been reported so far this season including 80 in the most recent report week. This is a bad flu season for children and young adults who are experiencing a lot of flu illness and high rates of hospitalization nationwide. Last week CDC published Interim Estimates of 2019–20 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness. Notably, so far this season, 2019-20 flu vaccines have helped cut in half the number of doctor’s visits for flu among vaccinated children 6 months through 17 years old. It’s not too late to get an influenza vaccine.

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                          • #14
                            What’s New This Week
                            Influenza activity remains high and widespread in Utah, highlighting the need to take action to prevent the flu including getting the vaccine, staying home when you are sick, and calling your doctor if you think you have the flu. Influenza A H1N1 was the most common virus detected this week. Hospitalizations have continued to increase, over 1000 have been reported so far this season. This is a bad flu season for children and young adults who are experiencing a lot of flu illness and high rates of hospitalization nationwide. This month CDC published Interim Estimates of 2019–20 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness. Notably, so far this season, 2019-20 flu vaccines have helped cut in half the number of doctor’s visits for flu among vaccinated children 6 months through 17 years old. It’s not too late to get an influenza vaccine.

                            Moderate
                            Current Week Severity Estimate

                            Widespread
                            Current Week Utah Geographic Spread

                            1059
                            Seasonal Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

                            A H1N1
                            Current Week Predominant Influenza Virus

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                            • #15
                              Report Date: March 01 to March 07, 2020 (MMWR week 10)

                              What’s New This Week
                              Influenza activity remains high and widespread in Utah, highlighting the need to take action to prevent the flu including getting the vaccine, staying home when you are sick, and calling your doctor if you think you have the flu. Influenza A H1N1 was the most common virus detected this week. Hospitalizations have continued to increase, over 1000 have been reported so far this season. This is a bad flu season for children and young adults who are experiencing a lot of flu illness and high rates of hospitalization nationwide. This month CDC published Interim Estimates of 2019–20 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness. Notably, so far this season, 2019-20 flu vaccines have helped cut in half the number of doctor’s visits for flu among vaccinated children 6 months through 17 years old. It’s not too late to get an influenza vaccine.

                              Moderate
                              Current Week Severity Estimate

                              Widespread
                              Current Week Utah Geographic Spread

                              1147
                              Seasonal Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

                              A H1N1
                              Current Week Predominant Influenza Virus

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