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Public Health - Seattle & King County

2015-16 flu season weekly surveillance reports

Influenza activity continued at low levels approaching baseline in King County during week nineeen; while most indicators have shown lower activity than last flu season, levels have been comparable to those observed in previous seasons. No laboratory-confirmed influenza deaths and no outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) were reported in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) during week ending 5/14/2016. The proportion of emergency department visits attributable to influenza-like illness (ILI) was below baseline levels. The University of Washington Virology laboratory observed dropping numbers of influenza A and B isolates, along with high numbers of rhinovirus. Influenza is characterized as local in Washington State, indicating elevated influenza activity in single region of the state.

Latest report added Friday, May 6, 2016