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Mayo Clinic Microbe Watch Flu Update — Jan. 9 [Video]

Mayo Clinic’s Division of Microbiology will be posting weekly updates throughout this year’s influenza (flu) season. In this introductory video to the series, Dr. Matt Binnicker discusses the symptoms of the flu, the flu season, and what trends we are seeing nationally, in Minnesota and at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Look for a new update on Tuesday of each week until the end of February.

Key points about the flu this week:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the flu has become widespread in the southern United States and is continuing to intensify in the rest of the country
  • The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting that the flu is now widespread in the state
  • The primary strain of the flu is the H1N1 2009, which was included in this year’s flu shot
  • There is still time to get a flu shot

 

Video update

 

Graphs and Maps

Below are some key statistics about the flu this week.

CDC Influenza-like illness activity map for week 52

CDC Influenza-like illness activity map for Week 52 2013

Influenza positive tests reported to the CDC for week 52 2013

Influenza positive tests reported to the CDC for Week 52 2013

Minnesota Department of Health influenza geographic spread

Minnesota Department of Health influenza geographic spread for Week 52 2013

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Influenza A in monitoring at Mayo Clinic in Rochester as of Jan. 9

Influenza B in monitoring at Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Influenza B in monitoring at Mayo Clinic in Rochester as of Jan. 9

 

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