Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses Annual Report 2009‐2010 Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network, August 30, 2010

(2010) Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses Annual Report 2009‐2010 Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network, August 30, 2010. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

The 2009‐2010 influenza season was the most active and challenging in the history of the Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network. The year brought the first pandemic in more than 30 years. The pandemic had a significant impact and two waves of illness occurred in 2009. The largest wave peaked in late October with very little seasonal influenza activity following. IDPH added surveillance partners and the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) increased testing efforts while balancing the need for surveillance with capacity constraints. In 2009‐2010, SHL tested more than 2,300 specimens for 2009 H1N1 by PCR and 2,800 by culture, detected a triple reassortant strain, and confirmed the presence of a handful of seasonal influenza B cases.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Flu, Influenza, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine > Healthcare
Health and medicine > Public health > Environmental health
Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine
ID Code: 33054
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2020 18:39
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 18:39
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/33054