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Florida FLU REVIEW
Summer 2021 Weeks 27-28: 7/4/21 - 7/17/21
ILI Activity Trend:
Weeks 27-28 influenza & influenza-like illness (ILI) Florida activity summary:
In weeks 27-28, influenza and ILI activity remained low overall and was lower than expected levels for this time of year.
In weeks 27-28, one 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 27-28, three RSV outbreaks were reported. Since week 30, 2020, fifty-four RSV-associated outbreaks have been reported.
No new influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in weeks 27-28. No influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported since the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
In weeks 27-28, one specimen 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 27-28, the percent of specimens testing positive for parainfluenza virus types 1-3 increased and was higher than other respiratory viruses under surveillance (including influenza).
In weeks 27-28, 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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