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Influenza Activity in Suffolk County

Data last updated 11-4-2023 by NYSDOH Info taken from NYSDOH Influenza Activity, Surveillance and Reports

Influenza cases: 95, a 2% decrease from 97 the prior week

Influenza A viruses are the only influenza viruses known to cause flu pandemics (i.e., global epidemics of flu disease). A pandemic can occur when a new and different influenza A virus emerges that infects people, has the ability to spread efficiently among people, and against which people have little or no immunity. (CDC)
Influenza B viruses cause a respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. Flu B is contagious and easily passed from person to person. (CDC)

Unspecified: 22

Cases per 100k population: 6.44 (Population =1,474,273)

Hospitalizations: 5, up from 3 the prior week

The best way to prevent flu A and flu B is by getting your annual flu vaccine. The flu vaccine protects against the most common flu strains.

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