created Nov 07, 2013
updated May 26, 2015
This chart shows the number of laboratory confirmed cases of influenza reported to NYSDOH by week and type of influenza. The chart includes clinical laboratory confirmed cases of influenza that meet the New York State Department of Health’s (NYS DOH) case definition of a positive result on any of the following influenza laboratory tests: Rapid antigen detection test (RAT), Viral culture, Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test, Direct immunofluorescence antibody staining (DFA) test, and Indirect immunofluorescence antibody staining (IFA) test. The default view of the chart shows laboratory confirmed cases of influenza for the 2013-14 influenza season. T Please see the overview document in the “About” section for more details about NYS DOH’s influenza case definition. The cases are reported weekly during the influenza season, which runs from October through May. For more information check out: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/surveillance/, or go to the “About” tab.