Lab-confirmed Cases: Reports of confirmed influenza in Washtenaw County are very high. The predominant strain being reported locally is A/H3N2, with a few cases of influenza B reported as well. The age range of confirmed flu cases is 1 to 100 years old.
Please see the local flu curve:
Hospitalizations and Deaths: New flu-related hospitalizations reported in Washtenaw residents last week were higher than at any time in the past 5 years. The majority of local hospitalizations (68%) are in individuals 65 years and older. The first hospitalized cases in Washtenaw children have been reported, representing 5% of the total flu hospitalizations to date. The age range of hospitalized children is 7 to 16 years; none received flu vaccine this season.
Hospitalizations and Deaths in Washtenaw Residents with Confirmed Influenza
Total Hospitalizations (starting September 28)
Hospitalizations Week of 12/7 – 12/13/14
(0 – 17 years)
(18 years and older)
Flu Vaccine Availability
Currently, vaccine supply is good. Washtenaw County Public Health still has flu vaccine available for all ages. Please call (734) 544-6700 for an appointment.
For local influenza information: http://www.ewashtenaw.org/flu
For Michigan influenza information: http://www.michigan.gov/flu
For national information: http://www.cdc.gov/flu