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Disease Update - Monday, May 18th, 2015

  • Parainfluenza type 3, metapneumovirus, Influenza B and adenovirus are all still very active in the tail end of this respiratory season that does not want to end.
  • The clinics are seeing lots of enterovirus-like illness (herpangina, hand-foot-mouth) but we have had very few lab-confirmed infections. For those of you evaluating febrile infants, remember to send Enterovirus PCR on blood and CSF, especially when there is CSF pleocytosis.

 Surveillance Reports & Bulletins

2014-15 Resp testing guide.pdf
CDC influenza treatment recommendations 12-2014.pdf
Comprehensive_Germ Watch Weekly Surveillance Dashboard_week of 5.10.2015.pdf

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