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Florida FLU REVIEW
Summer 2021 Weeks 35-36: 8/29/21 - 9/11/21
ILI Activity Trend:
Weeks 35-36 influenza & influenza-like illness (ILI) Florida activity summary:
In weeks 35-36, influenza and ILI activity remained low overall and was lower than expected levels for this time of year.
In weeks 35-36, no new influenza or ILI outbreaks has been reported. One ILI or influenza outbreaks has been reported since May 22, 2021 (when the traditional influenza season ended).
In weeks 35-36, no new RSV outbreaks were reported. Since week 30, 2020, sixty-two RSV-associated outbreaks have been reported.
No new influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in weeks 35-36. No influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported since the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
In weeks 35-36, no specimens tested positive for influenza at the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL). Of note, the number of specimens that tested positive at BPHL remained low overall throughout the 2020-21 influenza season. No predominant circulating strain has been identified.
In weeks 35-36, the percent of specimens testing positive for rhinovirus increased and remained higher than other respiratory viruses under surveillance (including influenza).
In weeks 35-36, the percent of emergency department and urgent care center visits with a discharge diagnosis of influenza statewide remained stable and was below the previous three-season average for this time.
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