2012-2013 Influenza Activity Elevates


Influenza activity continues to increase in the United States and most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI), according to Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) latest FluView report. The CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination and antiviral treatment, when appropriate, at this time.

CDC tracks influenza activity year-round and publishes a report weekly on Fridays. According to this surveillance, the proportion of people seeing their health care provider for ILI in the United States has been elevated for four consecutive weeks, climbing sharply from 2.8% to 5.6% during that time. Last season, which was relatively mild, ILI peaked at 2.2 percent.

Follow the Connecticut Department of Health website for a breakdown of influenza activity by county and by town. http://www.ct.gov/dph/site/default.asp

For more information on symptoms of influenza, how it spreads, and what you can do to reduce your risk of becoming infected go to http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm

Dr. Jeannie Kenkare

Written by Dr. Jeannie Kenkare

Dr. Kenkare is a highly experienced clinician with a background in family medicine. As a founding member of PhysicianOne Urgent Care's parent company Happy Mountains, she is also our Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Kenkare provides guidance and leadership to our health care team, and is responsible for the review of clinical guidelines, decision tools, and outcomes to develop and implement strategies that will improve patient care and clinical quality.

Website: https://www.physicianoneurgentcare.com

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