ALASKA STATE VIROLOGY LABORATORY (ASVL) CONFIRMED INFLUENZAASVL Laboratory-Confirmed Specimens by Week, 2012–13
Alaska State Virology Laboratory (ASVL) Weekly Report The ASVL Weekly report summarizes all specimens evaluated by the Lab in the previous week. Data are displayed by date of report (not dates of collection or onset).
INFLUENZA CONFIRMED BY RAPID INFLUENZA DIAGNOSTIC TEST
Rapid influenza diagnostic test (RIDT) results displayed below must be interpreted within the context of additional surveillance data. Viral culture and PCR testing are considered the gold standard for influenza testing.Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Test Results by Week
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Date by Week Ending
Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Test Results by Region
|No. Positive for||Date of Positive Specimen*|
|Region||Influenza A||Influenza B||Influenza A/B||Influenza A||Influenza B||Influenza A/B|
INFLUENZA-LIKE ILLNESS (ILI)Influenza-like Illness Surveillance
In Alaska, the percentage of influenza-like illness (ILI) visits to sentinel providers for the week ending April 13, 2013 was 0.7%. Nationally, the percentage of ILI visits to sentinel providers for the week ending April 13, 2013 was 1.3%. The national baseline is 2.2%.
Percentage of Visits for Influenza-like Illness reported by the US Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) in Alaska
Seasonal Influenza Trends
Prepared by the Section of Epidemiology, based on data supplied by the State Virology Laboratory, Fairbanks, and other laboratories. Questions? Contact any member of the infectious disease team at the Section of Epidemiology in Anchorage at 907-269-8000 or Bonnie Bond at the State Virology Laboratory in Fairbanks at 907-474-7017.