View Entire Collection
By Clinical Topic
By State Requirement
Diabetes – Summer 2012
Future of Nursing Initiative
Heart Failure - Fall 2011
Influenza - Winter 2011
Nursing Ethics - Fall 2011
Trauma - Fall 2010
Traumatic Brain Injury - Fall 2010
Fluids & Electrolytes
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- During the week of Oct. 6 through Oct. 12, flu activity remained low in the United States, according to FluView, a weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by the Influenza Division of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Of the 3,534 specimens tested and reported by the U.S. World Health Organization and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System collaborating laboratories during week 41, 4.7 percent were positive. The percent of positive respiratory specimens was higher in the Southeast than in the rest of the country.
The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) was 1.1 percent for Oct. 6 through 12, below the national baseline of 2.0 percent. The geographic spread of influenza in Puerto Rico was categorized as regional, while three states -- Alabama, South Carolina, and Texas -- reported local influenza activity. Twenty-four states reported sporadic influenza activity, while 22 states reported no activity. Nevada did not report during this time period.
"Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, missed work due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths," according to a statement from the CDC.
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Explore a world of online resources
Back to Top