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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 - (2014-2015)
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The percent of outpatient visits to sentinel providers for influenza-like illness (ILI) has tripled in the last week (currently at 6.4%) and several outbreaks of influenza and ILI have been reported in congregate settings, such as long term care facilities (LTCF) and schools.
January 12, 2015 - Volume 11, Issue 4

January 12, 2015 - Volume 11, Issue 4

Eye on Influenza
Orange County has seen a substantial increase in influenza reports over the previous three weeks. Health care professionals should encourage all patients 6 months and older who have not yet received an influenza vaccine this season to be vaccinated against influenza.
December 15, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 3

December 15, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 3

Eye on Influenza 
Influenza activity is currently increasing and is expected to increase further in the coming weeks. CDC reminds clinicians of the benefits of influenza antiviral medications (oseltamivir [Tamiflu®] and zanamivir [Relenza®]) as an adjunct to vaccination in light of circulating H3N2 strains that are antigenically different (drifted) from the vaccine virus strain.
December 5, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 2

December 5, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 2

Eye on Influenza
The official start of the influenza season this year is two weeks away (9/28/2014)! Providers are encouraged to begin vaccination efforts as soon as vaccine is available.
September 17, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 1

September 17, 2014 - Volume 11, Issue 1

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