Eye on Influenza Newsletter

Current summaries of seasonal influenza activity and updates on avian and pandemic influenza are found in the Eye on Influenza newsletter.

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Orange County Health Care Agency
Flu Updates
Eye on Influenza
March 2018, Volume 8 
It's Still Not Too Late to Get Vaccinated! Based on voluntary healthcare facility reporting, influenza appears to have peaked during week 52.
Eye on Influenza
February 2018, Volume 7
Influenza Activity Expected to Continue for Several More Weeks; It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate!
Eye on Influenza
February 2018, Volume 6
Severe Cases of Influenza Continue to be Reported in Orange County
Although influenza activity has decreased in the past few weeks, overall activity in Orange County continues to be elevated and influenza strains are expected to circulate for several more weeks to months.
Eye on Influenza
January 2018, Volume 5
Severe Cases of Influenza Continue to be Reported in Orange County
Although influenza activity has decreased in the past few weeks, overall activity in Orange County continues to be elevated and influenza strains are expected to circulate for several more weeks to months.
Eye on Influenza
January 2018, Volume 4 
Influenza Activity Continues at High Levels in Orange County
Orange County continues to receive large numbers of influenza reports, outbreaks in long term care facilities and other group settings, and severe cases (less than 65 years of age hospitalized in intensive care or who died).
Eye on Influenza
December 2017, Volume 3
Sharp Increase in Influenza Activity in Orange County
Orange County has received a large number of influenza reports in the past week, in conjunction with increases in activity nationally. Newsletter includes recommendations for long-term care facilities.
Eye on Influenza
December 2017, Volume 2
Influenza activity is increasing! Orange County has had an increase in influenza reports in the past week and we are hearing about increases in activity nationally. Vaccination is recommended for all persons 6 months of age and older as it can prevent serious illness, medical visits and hospitalizations.
Eye on Influenza
November 2017, Volume 1
Orange County has reported its first influenza-associated death of the season in a person less than 65 years of age. The decedent was a previously healthy toddler who was not vaccinated this season. All persons 6 months of age and older are recommended to get influenza vaccine annually.

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