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    Week 15: April 8, 2018-April 14, 2018
    Washington State Department of Health, Communicable Disease Epidemiology

    State Summary: Flu activity is decreasing
    Two hundred seventy three lab-confirmed influenza deaths have been reported for the 2017-2018 season to
    date.

    Two hundred eighteen influenza-like illness outbreaks in long term care facilities have been reported for the
    2017-2018 season to date.
    During week 15, 1 percent of visits among Influenza-like illness Network participants were for influenza-like
    illness, below the baseline of 1.1 percent.
    During week 15, 11.4 percent of specimens tested by WHO/NREVSS collaborating laboratories in Washington
    were positive for influenza.
    Influenza A and influenza B were reported during week 15.
    ...
    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Doc...-FluUpdate.pdf
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