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created Nov 07, 2013

updated May 26, 2015

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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.

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New York State Department of Health
Source Link
http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/surveillance/
Dataset Summary
Organization
Office of Public Health
Time Period
Beginning with the2009-10 Influenza Season
Posting Frequency
Weekly, mid-October through May
Data Frequency
Weekly, mid-October through May
Dataset Owner
Statistical Unit, Division of Epidemiology and Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, Division of Epidemiology
Coverage
Statewide (Includes cases occurring in all 57 counties in New York and the 5 boroughs of New York City)
Granularity
Statewide
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Limitations
1) Data represents an underestimate of the number of influenza cases occurring each season, because many influenza patients do not visit a healthcare provider, are not tested, or are not tested by a full-service clinical laboratory. 2) Data includes reports of positive influenza rapid antigen detection tests which can have limited validity, especially when influenza is rare in the community. 3) Data does not include reports of positive influenza tests performed in healthcare providers’ offices unless performed under the auspices of a full-service clinical laboratory. 4) Data does not include positive serology tests unless both acute and convalescent serology specimens are tested and demonstrate at least a four-fold rise in antibody titer.
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Health, Department of
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