Week 41 Influenza update from Matthew L. Cartter, MD, MPH; State Epidemiologist & Director of Infectious Diseases; Connecticut Department of Public Health
• Influenza activity has been slowly increasing in Connecticut since the end of August. • Influenza A viruses are the predominate type circulating although some influenza B viruses are also being reported. • To date a total of 22 hospitalized patients with laboratory-confirmed influenza admitted between August 26 and October 13, 2018 have been reported. Of these, 15 were associated with type A (subtype unspecified), 4 with influenza A (H3N2), and 3 with influenza B. One flu-associated death in an individual aged greater than 65 years has been reported.
Please contact Susan Dubb, Public Health Nurse at the Uncas Health District at (860) 823-1189 x123 for more information. Now is the time to get your flu shot. ... See MoreSee Less