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Influenza Surveillance Reports

Influenza activity is monitored and reported weekly at the local, state and national levels.  Links to each of these reports are below.

Local activity is reported in the Stark County Influenza Snapshot.

This report is based on 6 key sources of influenza surveillance:

  • Sentinel providers:  An influenza sentinel provider conducts surveillance for influenza-like illness in collaboration with the state health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Data reported by sentinel providers are combined with other influenza surveillance data to provide a national picture of influenza virus and influenza-like illness activity in the U.S.
     
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) sales, particularly for cough and/or cold remedies.  These include: cold relief adult/pediatric liquid/tablet (plain cold liquids or tablets, antihistamines, decongestants, night-time liquid cold relief products and allergy relief products); cough syrup adult liquid/tablet (any cough whip products, cough syrups, cough tablets, capsules, squares for relief of cough in adults); cough syrup pediatric liquid (any cough whip products, cough syrups for relief of cough in children).  Data source: National Retail Data Monitor Data coverage in Stark County: ~72%.
     
  • Emergency room and stat care visits for three syndrome categories: respiratory, constitutional and influenza-like illness with fever.  Data source: Real-time Outbreak & Disease Surveillance, Data coverage in Stark County: 100%.
     
  • Laboratory confirmed reports from area clinics and hospitals which may include information on age, zip code and type of influenza.
     
  • School absenteeism from local public and private schools.
     
  • New since 2009, hospitalized cases of influenza.

Click below for the Influenza Surveillance Reports.  If you would like to view a report prior to 2013, please contact Amanda Archer at the Health Department at (330) 489-3327.

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For State of Ohio reports, visit http://www.odh.ohio.gov/features/odhfeatures/seasflu/seasonalinfluenza.aspx.

For National reports, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluactivitysurv.htm.

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