Influenza Quick Stats
For the week ending: 3/18/2017
Iowa activity level: Widespread
Percent of outpatient visits for ILI: 0.64% (baseline 1.8%)
Percent of influenza rapid test positive: 21.31% (342/1605)
Percent of RSV rapid tests positive: 20.91% (46/220)
Percent of school absence due to illness: 2.36%
Number of schools with > 10% absences: 2
Influenza-associated hospitalizations: 37/5867 inpatients surveyed
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