Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network Final Report 2007-2008

(2008) Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network Final Report 2007-2008. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

The Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network (IISN) was formally established in 2004, though surveillance has been conducted at the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) for more than ten years. The IISN is comprised of four primary surveillance systems- sentinel health care providers, hospital-based, laboratory-based, and school-based. Sentinel health care providers are part of the U.S. Influenza Sentinel Provider Surveillance System. All systems, except certain sentinel sites, report October-March. Schools and long-term care facilities report data weekly into a Web-based reporting system. Schools report the number of students absent due to illness and the total enrolled. Long-term care facilities report cases of influenza and vaccination status of each case. Both passively report outbreaks of illness, including influenza, to IDPH.

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: 7538
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2009 19:10
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2009 19:10
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/7538

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