Cdc cbs news health officials are urging americans to start thinking about their flu vaccine for the upcoming 201220 influenza season. The cdc announced that drift variants of the a h3n2 virus strain from the 201220 potentially foretold a severe flu season for 20142015. Influenza in maryland 201220 season report october 2012 to may 20 the 2012 influenza season was the most active since the 2009 h1n1 influenza pandemic. Texas influenza summary report, 201220 season september 30, 2012 september 28, 20. Already 19,128 cases of influenza have been reported in new york this season, far more than the total of 4,404 positive laboratory tests that were reported all of last season 20112012. Influenza in maryland 2012 20 season report october 2012 to may 20 the 2012 influenza season was the most active since the 2009 h1n1 influenza pandemic. Congregate setting influenzalike illness outbreaks one hundred fifteen congregate setting outbreaks were reported to mdch during the. Hospital and research institute during the 201220 flu season, with the aim to establish if the remerging of flub was associated to a clinical worsening, in comparison with those due to flua.
During the 201220 influenza season, the realtime forecasts were archived for future study 12 and disseminated in real time on a weekly basis to officials at the cdc. Ili was tracking very closely with the 20142015 and 201220 seasons, she added. During the 2012 20 and 20 2014 seasons, no increase in reports of febrile seizures after influenza vaccine was seen in young children. The above data file for the united states contains 2009model estimates up until july 20. Texas influenza summary report, 201220 in pdf format. There were 63 laboratory positive influenza results among don beneficiaries during week 50 above seasonal baseline. Influenza activity updates may be published outside of the seasonal period. Last flu season officially began in february 2012, but pediatric deaths were monitored from october of the previous. By comparison, there were only 119 hospitalizations reported during the mild 2011. Past seasons estimated influenza disease burden cdc. The committee decided that the influenza vaccine components for the 20 season should contain the following.
These results indicate that vaccination with the 2012 20 flu season vaccine reduced the risk of flu associated medical visits from flu a h3n2 viruses by one half and from flu b viruses by twothirds for most of the population. During the 2010 to 2011 season, 115 children died of flu, the cdc says. Summary 2014 pdf mdh uses several systems during influenza season to estimate the level of influenza activity among. Us data show higher flu vaccine uptake in kids, adults, health. When the flu season was first dominated by h1n1, there were almost four times as many flu cases by the last week of december 2009 compared to the last week of december 2012.
Worst flu outbreak in recent history strikes united states us news. The 2012 flu season was an epidemic flu season in the us. Us data show higher flu vaccine uptake in kids, adults. On average, the h3 strain of flu is more severe than the other two strains h1 or b but all. Methods design of the study a retrospective study was conducted analyzing data collected from patients resulted positive for flu admitted. In addition, for the 201220 season, 4 sites reported 3 commonly prescribed antibiotic medications. Everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each season. Medication prescription and dispensing information within 7 days from the date of enrollment was verified by pharmacy, insurance, and electronic medical records. The 201220 influenza season began earlier with most of countries in the region reporting higher influenzalike illness iliacute respiratory. Australian influenza surveillance report 2019 influenza season in australia.
Congregate setting influenzalike illness outbreaks one hundred fifteen congregate setting outbreaks were reported to mdch during the 2012 20 influenza season through september 26, 20, which is the most ever reported to mdch during a single influenza season. The agency noted that the flu vaccination status was based on self or parental reports and is subject to recall bias. The 2012 20 flu season was particularly harsh in the united states, where the majority of states were reporting high rates of influenzalike illness. During the 2012 influenza season, texas and us ilinet data indicated that the peak percentage of visits due to ili and the number of weeks above the ili baseline were much higher compared to the. Final weekly report from the 201220 influenza season in ohio may 12 may 18, 20 click the download button to view this report. Flu season is the time of year when you are most likely to get sick from the flu. In general, flu season can start anytime in late fall, peak in midtolate winter usually january or february, and continue through. The season began late and was mild compared to most previous seasons for which surveillance data is available. Fda approves new flu vaccine for 201220 season cbs news. In the previous years entire flu season, there were only 4400 cases in the same region. In general, flu season can start anytime in late fall, peak in mid to late winter usually january or february, and continue through early spring.
In a bad flu season, highdose flu vaccine appeared better at. Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for. There were 35 laboratory positive influenza results among don beneficiaries during week 8 below seasonal baseline. The australian influenza vaccine committee aivc met on 3 october 2012, and agreed to adopt the september who recommendations. Recommendations for prevention and control of influenza in.
The overall burden of influenza for the 201220 season was an estimated 34 million influenza illnesses, 16 million influenzaassociated medical visits, 571,000 influenzarelated. During the 201220 season, when h3n2 viruses were dominant, highdose flu vaccine was 36 percent more effective at preventing deaths in the medicare beneficiaries studied, compared to. Assessment of environmental and surgical mask contamination at a. Use of influenza antiviral agents by ambulatory care. Cdc influenza surveillance data confirms severity of flu.
Texas influenza summary report, 201220 season september 30, 2012 september 28, 20 overview the 201220 influenza season was classified as moderately severe in the us 1. It is recommended that vaccines for use in the 2012 20 influenza season northern hemisphere winter contain the following. The us centers for disease control and preventions cdcs final flu vaccine coverage estimates for the 2012 season, released today, showed a healthy bump in children and a small gain. The worst flu season in recent memory has led boston to declare a. The utah department of health publishes a weekly report throughout the active influenza season that synthesizes data from a variety of sources to give. In all of last season from october 2011 to may 2012, 26 children died of flu. It will usually end by april, but in some years it can linger into may. During the 2012 influenza season lac experienced a. Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2012 20 northern hemisphere influenza season 23 february 2012. Estimated influenza disease burden, by age group united states, 201220 influenza season. Lac 202014 influenza season summary sentinel sites 9 participating associated with at least one positive influenza lab test confirmed influenza death is defined by a positive lab test. The 201220 flu season blue cross blue shield of massachusetts remains committed to helping limit the spread of the flu virus in your community. Published on oct 18, 2012 take a peek into the laboratory at the new york state department of heath where efforts are underway to reduce and monitor the effects of this years. Weekly influenza and respiratory illness activity report.
See figure for the current snapshot of flu activity across the country for the. Flu trends model updates for the united states the model was launched in 2008 and updated in 2009, 20, and 2014. The blue line in the graph shows flu related calls to the helpline for the current year, in proportion to all calls. During the 201220 and 202014 seasons, no increase in reports of febrile seizures after influenza vaccine was seen in young children. Current overview of the 2012 20 influenza season from week 40 2012 to week 04 20 49 out of 53 member states reported data to euroflu, of which 26 member states shared clinical specimens andor isolated viruses with a who collaborating centre. Epi and virological update of the 2012 influenza season in the. The australian influenza surveillance report aisr is published on a fortnightly basis during the influenza season, typically between may and october.
In comparison to other recent seasons, the 201220 season was moderately severe, with a high percentage of outpatient visits for influenzalike illness ili, high rates of hospitalization particularly among people 65 years and older, and more reported deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza compared with recent years. Nmc san diego nine, nh camp lejeune five, nh yokosuka five, ft. Flu vaccine only provided 9 percent protection for. In a bad flu season, highdose flu vaccine appeared better. The grey shaded area in the graph shows the range of flu related calls between 20 and 2018. During the 20112012 influenza season, we enrolled hospitalized adults with respiratory symptoms, and tested each for influenza using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction rtpcr assays. The above data file for the united states contains 2009model estimates up until july. That number edges out the 171 deaths seen in 201220, and surpasses the number of deaths recorded in all but pandemic years, which involve a global outbreak of a new influenza virus, to. All three major influenza strains were circulating.
The 201220 flu season was an epidemic flu season in the us. It is recommended that vaccines for use in the 201220 influenza season northern hemisphere winter contain the following. Final weekly report from the 2012 20 influenza season in ohio may 12 may 18, 20 click the down. The goals of this pilot study were to assess environmental contamination in different areas and at two time periods in the influenza season and to determine the feasibility of using surgical mask contamination to evaluate potential exposure to influenza virus. By 7 january 20, there were 15,000 cases of flu reported in the u. Composition of australian influenza vaccine for the 20 season. It further recommended that all persons over age 6 months get the vaccine. Worst flu outbreak in recent history strikes united states. Clinical features of children hospitalized with influenza a and b. By some measures, it was more active and more severe than the pandemic. Results from near realtime forecasts made for the 201220 us influenza season during week 47 of 2012 through week 8 of 20 indicate that the forecasts across all 108 cities were reasonably. The 201220 flu season was particularly harsh in the united states, where the majority of states were reporting high rates of influenzalike illness. The cdc has frequently asked questions for the 201220 influenza season. Governor cuomo declares state public health emergency in.
We estimated vaccine effectiveness using the casepositive, controlnegative design. The severity of the flu outbreak has left many employers pondering if their organizations health and attendance policies are helping or. This information is used to publish the flu trend graph, below. Final weekly report from 2012 20 influenza season november 28, 2018 agency. In birds, humans, and pigs, the virus has mutated into many. Question and answer for the general public regarding basic information about the 201220 flu season cdc. Flu activity during the 201220 season what was the 201220 flu season like. The 201220 influenza vaccine contained two influenza a strains and one influenza b strain. A history of major flu pandemics flu pandemic the guardian.
The purpose of this statement is to update recommendations for routine use of trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine and antiviral medications for the prevention and treatment of influenza in children. Overall, ve estimates suggest that the 2012 20 flu vaccine has moderate effectiveness for most people against the flu viruses spreading in the united states. The a strains included an h1n1 swine flu strain similar to the one that caused a 2009. The overall burden of influenza for the 201220 season was an estimated 34 million influenza illnesses, 16 million influenzaassociated medical visits, 571,000 influenzarelated hospitalizations, and 43,000 fluassociated deaths estimated influenza disease burden, by season united states, 201011 through 201718 influenza seasons. The centers for disease control and prevention reported that the available flu vaccine was 60% effective. Burden estimates for the 201220 influenza season cdc. Flu outbreak in 20 expected to be among the worst in. Assessment of environmental and surgical mask contamination at a student health center 201220 influenza season. In comparison to other seasons, the 2011 2012 season set a new record for the lowest and shortest peak of influenzalike illness. People who are at high risk of serious flu illness should take flu antiviral drugs quickly if they get sick.
The 2012 20 influenza season began earlier with most of countries in the region reporting higher. Key stats for the 201220 flu season realclearscience. Flu prevalence last year left compared to this year right, according. While influenza activity is monitored yearround, active surveillance for the 202014 influenza season ran from september 29, 20 may 17, 2014. For the 20 2014 season, influenzalikeillness ili in the united states began increasing in midnovember, and toward the end of december, ili was high across most of the country. In what was considered the worst season in years, the flu and flurelated pneumonia killed nearly 10,000 texans in 20172018, according to a new state report. The utah department of health publishes a weekly report throughout the active. Influenza has caused many millions of deaths worldwide with the spanish flu pandemic of 1918 the most deadly. The cdc says that during the 2017 to 2018 season, just 37 percent of adults got a flu shot, a 6 percentage point drop from the previous season. Flu activity peaked during the week ending december 28, 20 for the 20 2014 season and began a downward trend in early january. This years flu outbreak is going to be one of the worst in 10 years, according to experts and a quick glance around your halfempty office. Department of health australian influenza surveillance report.
Officials urge flu vaccine for unpredictable 201220 season. Review of the 201220 influenza season july 11, 20 the participant will be able to describe the timing and intensity of the texas and us influenza peaks for the 201220. Use of influenza antiviral agents by ambulatory care clinicians. Nhc charleston nine, nh beaufort eight, nh pensacola five, nh camp lejeune five, ft. We make it easy for members and their families to get. A recordbreaking number of kids died this flu season time. Influenza a virus subtype h3n2 ah3n2 is a subtype of viruses that causes influenza flu. The centers for disease control and prevention have reported that during the first week of 20, 7.
A nasty flu strain and the worst whooping cough outbreak in 60 years are making for a rough flu season. Food and drug administration 10903 new hampshire avenue silver spring, md 20993 1888infofda 18884636332 contact fda. Who recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use. Bioaerosol samples were collected over 12 days two 6day sessions at 12 locations within a student health center using portable two.1328 1053 1405 933 705 1200 606 1130 943 166 11 1404 197 845 813 617 397 1305 977 743 669 1021 952 1250 571 550 781 379 1432 803 773 13 414 1318