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Disease Control


Summer 2022 | weeks 29-30: 7/17/22 - 7/30/22

graphical iconRespiratory Outbreaks

graphical iconPredominant Strain
influenza A(H3)

graphical iconinfluenza activity trend

State influenza-like illness (ILI) activity:

In weeks 29-30, influenza and ILI activity decreased and was higher than expected levels for this time of year.

In weeks 29-30, one new ILI or influenza outbreak was reported. Twenty-one ILI or influenza outbreaks have been reported since May 21, 2022 (when the traditional influenza season ended).

In weeks 29-30, one new RSV outbreak was reported. Since week 30, 2021, seventeen RSV associated outbreaks have been reported.

No new influenza-associated pediatric deaths was reported in weeks 29-30. Three influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported so far during the 2021-22 season.

In weeks 29-30, two 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 2021-22 influenza season. The predominant strain during the 2021-2022 season has been Influenza A(H3).

In weeks 29-30, the percent of specimens testing positive for rhinovirus was higher than other respiratory viruses under surveillance.

In weeks 29-30, the percent of emergency department visits with a discharge diagnosis of influenza statewide decreased and was above the previous three-season average for this time.

Influenza or ILI Outbreaks
Reported as of 7/30/22

Counties with outbreak(s) reported in weeks 29–30: Collier, Escambia   Counties with 0 outbreaks this season: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Brevard, Broward Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach,  Pasco, Putnam, Sarasota, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, Washington   Counties with 1-2 outbreaks this season: Bradford, Columbia, Dade, Hillsborough, Lake, Polk, Seminole, St. Johns   Counties with 3-4 outbreaks this season: Collier, Escambia, Martin, Pinellas, Volusia   Counties with 5+ outbreaks this season

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