An Update on the Influenza as it relates to Holmes County

  • Public Health surveillance data indicates there has been significant Influenza Like Illness (or ILI) in Holmes County.
  • The percentage of ILI visits has started to trend downward.
  • The percentage of ILI Emergency Department (ED) visits in Holmes County are similar to the state average. This was most common in patients aged 24-50 years old. (see graph below)
  • During the week of January 29- February 2, 2018 there was only 1 influenza associated hospitalization reported to the Holmes County General Health District.
  • There have been 10 deaths in Holmes County associated with Influenza or Pneumonia during the 2017-2018 Flu season as of February 2nd
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This graph shows you the data we have reported above.  The numbers at the bottom of the graph indicate the weeks of the year, (with weeks 40-52 being the end of 2017). We are currently reporting on week 5 (January 29-February 2, 2018)

Published 2/8/2018


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