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Influenza

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Florida FLU REVIEW

Season: Summer 2020 Weeks 25-26: 6/14/20-6/27/20

Geographic Spread iconGeographic Spread:
Sporadic

Predominate StrainPredominate Strain:
A 2009 (H1N1)

ILI Activity TrendILI Activity Trend:
Stable

Weeks 25-26 influenza & influenza-like illness (ILI) activity summary:

In weeks 25-26, influenza and ILI activity remained low overall and was within expected levels for this time of year.

In weeks 25-26, two new influenza or ILI outbreaks were reported. Six total influenza or ILI outbreaks have been reported since May 17, 2020 (when the traditional influenza season ended).

No new influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in weeks 25-26. Fourteen influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported since the beginning of the 2019-20 season.

In weeks 25-26, no specimens tested positive for influenza at the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL). Of note, the number of specimens tested at BPHL remained low overall. During the 2019-20 season, influenza A 2009 (H1N1) has been the predominant strain detected.

In week 25-26, the percent of specimens testing positive for rhinovirus increased and was higher than other respiratory viruses under surveillance. For more information, see page 3.

In weeks 25-26, the percent of emergency department and urgent care center visits with a discharge diagnosis of influenza statewide stayed stable and was below the previous three-season average for this time.
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