Thursday, June 15, 2006

Respiratory viral season slows

The respiratory viral season is all but gone. Last week we had 2 specimens positive for parainfluenza virus, but no RSV and no Influenza.

The CDC has just published their 2005-2006 Influenzadata and it is available on their website. I have copied the graph onto this website for you. Influenza A (H3N2) was the predominant virus circulating, but as you know from this blog, Influenza B circulated late in the season. Influenza peaked during the month of March. Avian influenza (H5N1) has been detected in migratory bird and has been associated with severe human disease in 10 countries (Azerbaijan, Cambodia, China, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam).

I will continue to monitor respiratory viruses during the summer months and update this site with West Nile Virus and Enterovirus activity.


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