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Facts and Figures

Flu in NC: The Numbers

North Carolina Influenza Weekly Update

2014-2015 Flu Season

 

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Figure 1. Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) surveillance in hospital emergency departments (ED) and outpatient clinics participating in the Influenza-Like Illness Network (ILINet), by week.

Influenza-Like Illness surveillance in hospital emergency departments and outpatient clinics participating in the influenza sentinel provider network, by week.

 

Figure 2. Influenza positive tests by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and the total percent of submitted specimens that are positive by week.

Influenza Positive Tests Reported by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health by Week

 

Table 1. NC Flu-Associated Deaths*
October 23, 2014 – 1:54 p.m.
New Flu Deaths
10/12/14-10/18/14
Total Flu Deaths
Since Week 40 (ending 10/4/14)
0 1

*Influenza-associated Deaths –This number is based on reports submitted by providers to the North Carolina Division of Public Health. An influenza-associated death is defined for surveillance purposes as a death (adult or pediatric) resulting from a clinically compatible illness that was confirmed to be influenza by an appropriate laboratory or rapid diagnostic test with no period of complete recovery between the illness and death. Deaths that occurred after 10/18/14 will be included in subsequent surveillance summaries.

 

Figure 3. Annual ILI trends from the Influenza-Like Illness Network (ILINet) for 2010 – 2015.

Graph illustrating the percentage of visits for ILI

 

Figure 4. Influenza-Associated Deaths Reported in North Carolina, by Week of Death

Graph of Influenza-Associated Deaths Reported in North Carolina, by Week of Death

 

Figure 5. Influenza-Associated Deaths Reported in North Carolina, by Age Group

Graph of Influenza-Associated Deaths Reported in North Carolina, by Age Group

 

Influenza Virus Isolates Identified by the State Laboratory of Public Health
During the 2014-2015 Influenza Season

NC Flu Yearly Surveillance Reports: 2013-14 and older