Tuesday, February 05, 2008

High Influenza Activity in Southern California

We continue to have very high numbers of positive influenza tests. In contrast to previous years, and as mentioned previously, we are seeing more influenza B than usual. Early indicators from the CDC report that there may be a mismatch of both influenza B and influenza A (H3) strains, but interpret these cautiously as this is based on a small number of early isolates. I would also like to provide you with a link to the LA County surveillance link and will place this a permanent link on our website.
This is a terrific site that tracks influenza and influenza like illnesses and hospital admissions in LA County. It is a wonderful complement to our raw data site! The link can be accessed at:



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