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Health Alerts from the Harrison~Clarksburg Health Department in Clarksburg, WV.

West Virginia reports Influenza activity for week ending Saturday, March 17, 2012

Influenza Partner, West Virginia reports the following for week ending Saturday, March 17, 2012 (MMWR week 12): • Influenza activity: LOCAL   • Number of influenza-like illnesses (ILI) reported: 1432 CASES • 23 sentinel providers reported 1.5% of visits were due to ILI • Active influenza outbreaks: An outbreak of influenza A (rapid test positive […] Continue Reading »

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HAN Influenza Report for Week Ending March 3

Influenza Partner, West Virginia reports the following for week ending Saturday, March 3, 2012 (MMWR week 9):  Influenza activity: SPORADIC  Number of influenza-like illnesses (ILI) reported: 1922 cases  25 sentinel providers reported 0.8% of visits were due to ILI  Active influenza outbreaks: NONE  Influenza testing (includes PCR, Immunofluorescence or Viral […] Continue Reading »

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HEALTH ADVISORY #62 Norovirus Outbreaks

Since December 2011, there were 46 confirmed outbreaks of acute gastrointestinal illness in West Virginia. Over 20 were caused by Norovirus and most were reported in healthcare facilities. To help facilities manage these outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness, the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) offers a “toolkit” which includes information regarding the reporting and handling […] Continue Reading »

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The new EPI-LOG Statewide Disease Facts & Comparisons Published

The new EPI-LOG Statewide Disease Facts & Comparisons, has been posted to http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/Pages/EPI-LOGPublication.aspx as “Fourth Quarter 2011 – Volume 30, Number 4”   IN THIS ISSUE: New flu variant found in West Virginia New electronic disease surveillance system debuts 2011 year-end HIV and AIDS surveillance report Increase in chlamydia and gonorrhea   Share Continue Reading »

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Influenza Update

Influenza Partners,   West Virginia has reported influenza activity as “Sporadic” for MMWR week 3 (week ending Saturday January 28, 2012).   There were 1651 cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) reported during MMWR week 3. Twenty-eight sentinel providers reported less than one percent (0.50%) visits for ILI.   There were 3 positive tests for influenza […] Continue Reading »

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Influenza Partners

Influenza Partners,   West Virginia has reported influenza activity as “Sporadic” for MMWR week 3 (week ending Saturday January 21, 2012).   There were 1472 cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) reported during MMWR week 3. Thirty sentinel providers reported less than one percent (0.56%) visits for ILI.   There was 1 positive test for influenza […] Continue Reading »

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Influenza Partners

Influenza Partners,   West Virginia has reported influenza activity as “No Activity” for MMWR week 02 (week ending Saturday January 14, 2012).   There were 1652 cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) reported during MMWR week 02. Sentinel providers reported less than one percent (0.8 %) visits for ILI. This is lower than the regional baseline […] Continue Reading »

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Influenza Partners

Influenza Partners,   West Virginia has reported influenza activity as “No Activity” for MMWR week 01 (week ending Saturday January 7, 2012).   There were 1458 cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) reported during MMWR week 01. Thirty-three sentinel providers reported less than one percent (0.75%) visits for ILI, which is significantly lower than the regional […] Continue Reading »

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Influenza Partners

    West Virginia has reported influenza activity as “No Activity” for MMWR week 51 (week ending Saturday December 24, 2011) and “Sporadic Activity” for MMWR week 52 (week ending Saturday December 31, 2011).   There were 1303 cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) reported during MMWR week 51. Thirty eight sentinel providers reported less than […] Continue Reading »

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Influenza Partners

Dear Influenza Partners,   West Virginia has reported influenza activity as “No Activity” for MMWR week 48 (week ending Saturday December 3, 2011). West Virginia did report “Sporadic” for MMWR week 49 (week ending December 10, 2011)   During times of low influenza activity, the negative predictive value of a rapid test for influenza is […] Continue Reading »

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