Influenza Laboratory Confirmed Cases Reported to NYSDOH: Beginning 2009-10 Season
This dataset 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. 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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