Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Southern California Respiratory Viral Isolates

The season is just beginning and not all my sites are reporting out their numbers. We have had a few sporadic RSV reports (positive PCR or DFA) from a few sites but the virus we are seeing in slightly larger numbers is Parainfluenza (1, 2 and 3). No states reported widespread or regional influenza activity. As per the CDC's influenza site: "Influenza viruses identified so far include 2009 H1N1 viruses, influenza A (H3N2) viruses and influenza B viruses. These viruses remain similar to the viruses chosen for the 2010-2011 flu vaccine, and remain susceptible to the antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir".

Keep checking back on this site to get up dates on RSV and other respiratory viruses circulating.


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