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Seasonal Influenza FLUE VIEW

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Watch out for these flu-like symptoms:

Fever
Sore throat
Cough
Body ache
Runny Nose
Headache
Tiredness

A total of 50 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported during the 2013-2014 season in 24 states.

Ten influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported to CDC during week 6. Six deaths were associated with a 2009 H1N1 virus and occurred during weeks 4 and 5 (weeks ending January 25 and February 1, 2014). Four deaths were associated with an influenza A virus for which no subtyping was performed and occurred during weeks 2, 3, 4, and 5 (weeks ending January 11, January 18, January 25, and February 1, 2014).

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6,655 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported between October 1, 2013 and February 8, 2014 . This is a rate of 24.6 per 100,000 population. The highest rate of hospitalization remains among adults aged ≥65 years, followed by those within the 50-64 years and 0-4 years age groups. Those aged 18-64 years accounted for over 60% of reported hospitalized cases. Among all hospitalizations, 6,328 (95.1%) were associated with influenza A, 253 (3.8%) with influenza B, 21 (0.3%) with influenza A and B co-infection, and 53 (0.8%) had no virus type information. Among those with influenza A subtype information, 39 (1.4%) were H3 and 2,766 (98.6%) were 2009 H1N1.

Close contact with someone with Influenza-like illness (ILI) may expose you to the Influenza A (H1N1 -2009) Virus. Exposure can take place anywhere.

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