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Weekly Flu Report, December 2, 2019

Massachusetts Department of Public Health weekly influenza update

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This week's report

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Highlights

  • Influenza severity for Massachusetts is low this week.
  • Influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts is low but increasing this week, consistent with activity levels seen in the last two years.
  • The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts is low and comparable to the last two flu seasons in the same week.
  • At this point in the 2019-2020 flu season, both influenza A and influenza B have been identified in Massachusetts.
  • Nationally, influenza-like illness activity is low but increasing, consistent with typical levels of activity at this time of year.
  • Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and FluView Interactive https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.

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Date published: December 2, 2019
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