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PATHOGENS

  • Influenza A (seasonal): in 2014-2015 season, of analyzed specimens 83.5% Influenza A, 16.5% Influenza B; predominantly H3N2 >> pH1N1 circulating.
    • H3N2: seasonal influenza
    • H1N1v: detected Jan 2015 with handful of reported infections in US
    • H3N2v: Swine influenza strain with triple re-assortment, emerging 2011-2013 multiple states in the US continue to circulate
      • Most human cases have had pig contact.
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      • Strain has been susceptible to neuraminidases.
      • People at high risk for severe consequences with influenza should avoid pig contact.
      • Children < 10 yrs may be most prone as older children and adults may have some immunity by exposure to earlier influenza strains.
      • No clear indication of increased severity of disease.
    • Pandemic H1N1
    • Other: multiple avian or other strains
  • Influenza B (seasonal)
  • Influenza A (H1N1)

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Last updated: August 30, 2015