DSHS Public Health Region 2/3 - Influenza Surveillance (2017)

DSHS PHR 2/3 uses ESSENCE to obtain data from hospitals that report numbers of ILI seen in their facility and compile the information into a weekly influenza surveillance report. Each week the epidemiologists query the data based on counties within PHR 2/3, the number of patients seen in the hospital overall, and of that number, which patients were seen for ILI. This information is presented at an annual influenza conference.

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Last updated February 25, 2021