Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

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October 27, 2023

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2023 - 2024 Flu Season 

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Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

Seasonal influenza activity remains low nationally although small increases were reported in some parts of the country. The number of flu hospitalizations slightly increased. No pediatric deaths were reported this week. CDC continues to recommend flu vaccination for all persons 6 months or older at this time.
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Updated H5N1 Technical Report 

CDC published an updated H5N1 technical report that includes two recent human infections with H5N1 bird flu in Cambodia. The report also summarizes activity in wild birds, poultry, and other animals and concludes that the overall risk to humans has not changed and remains low. CDC has guidelines for people with exposure to infected birds.  
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CDC Toolkits, Resources Are Available for Fall and Winter Virus Season

CDC has toolkits and resources for a variety of audiences to help prepare for the fall and winter respiratory virus season. Toolkits are tailored toward older adults, pregnant people, parents, people with disabilities, and many more. The healthcare provider toolkit is the newest resource, which includes materials on how to talk with patients about flu, COVID-19, and RSV vaccines. 
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While vaccination is the best way to prevent flu and COVID-19 and their potentially serious complications, hand washing, wearing a well-fitting facemask, and increasing ventilation may help slow the spread of respiratory viruses. More: https://bit.ly/46ki8dA 

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