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Influenza Quick Stats

For week ending:  May 19, 2018
Iowa activity level: Sporadic

Quick Stats  
Percent of influenza rapid test positive 4% (17/396)
Percent of RSV rapid tests positive 5% (2/43)
Influenza-associated hospitalizations 2/2,754 inpatients
Percent of outpatient visits for ILI 0.36% (baseline 1.9%)
Number of long-term care influenza outbreaks 0
Number of schools with ≥10% absence due to illness 2







Source: Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network (IISN)

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The Iowa Department of Public Health strives to protect the health of Iowans during the flu season. It is essential for health care providers to promote the prevention of influenza. The resources found in these web pages provide comprehensive guidance for vaccination, general flu prevention and health care provider education throughout this flu season.

Influenza (Flu) General Information

Influenza (Flu) Fact Sheets

Influenza A (H3N2) Variant Virus

Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus

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