Influenza

 Reporting Guidelines

  • Influenza-like Illness:
    Within 1 week to local health department (Numerical totals only)
  • Influenza-associated pediatric mortality:
    (age <18 years): Within 1 week to local health department
  • Positive laboratory results for influenza:
    by type and subtype, as available (RT-PCR, immunoflourescence, or culture only) in aggregate weekly to IDE via fax (304)-558-8736
  • Outbreaks:
    Immediately to local health departments

 Protocol

  • West Virginia DIDE Protocol New
  •  Appendix 1: Avian influenza

Case Definition

  • Influenza-like illness is defined as fever ≥100°F(38°C) and cough or sore throat without another identified cause.
  • Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality
  • Novel influenza A virus infections

Required Forms

  • 2010 Pregnancy Postpartum Case Report Form
  • WV Influenza Weekly Reporting Form
  • WVEDDS
  • Influenza-associated pediatric mortality reporting form
  • Sentinel Provider Enrollment Form

 Required Forms – Avian Influenza

  • Human Influenza A (H5) Domestic Case Screening Form
  • Human Influenza A (H5) Domestic Case Screening Form Instructions
  • Avian Influenza Primary Contact/Site Worksheet Form
  • Avian Influenza Contact Tracing Form
  • Avian Influenza Contact Surveillance Form

General Information

  • Public Information Sheet Updated
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab Demonstration  Produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information for Providers

  • Infectious Disease Society of America Guidelines for Seasonal Influenza
  • MMWR Antiviral Guidelines 
  • Who should be tested for influenza?
  • How should I test for influenza?
  • How do I interpret rapid test results for influenza?
  • Sentinel Provider Enrollment Form
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab Demonstration  Produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Outbreak Toolkit for Healthy Populations

  • Guidelines for investigating influenza outbreaks in healthy populations Updated
  • Influenza Outbreak Investigation Form 
  • Outbreak Line List (MS Excel 2003)
  • West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services Influenza Page

Nursing Home Outbreak Toolkit

  • Guidelines for Suspected Influenza Outbreaks in Nursing Homes
  • Line listing for Nursing Home Upper Respiratory Outbreak
  • Infection Control Measures for Preventing and Controlling Influenza Transmission in Long Term Care Facilities
  • The Infectious Disease Society of America Guidelines for Seasonal Influenza
  • ALSO SEE: Prevention and Control of Influenza Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010
  • West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services Influenza Page  
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab Demonstration  Produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Influenza Sentinel Provider Resources

  • Checklist for Recruiting Sentinel Providers
  • Sample Memo from Local Health Departments to Recruits
  • Sentinel Provider FAQ Sheet
  • Instructions for Collection of Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimens
  • Virology Laboratory Respiratory Virus Requisition Form
  • Requisition for Respiratory Virus Culture Supplies


Influenza Surveillance Data

  • 2010-11 Influenza Surveillance Data (Updated Weekly)

Other Links

  • CDC Information: Influenza Activity and Surveillance
  • CDC Information: Seasonal Influenza
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Information: Influenza
  • WVPHA Poster – Hospitalizations Associated with Seasonal Influenza – Kanawha County 2008 – 2009

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