Influenza Activity -- United States and Worldwide, May 18-September 19, 2008

September 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/26/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 38, p1046
The article presents a summary of influenza activity in the U.S. and worldwide from May 18-September 19, 2008. According to data from the 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System, the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza was below the epidemic threshold throughout the summer. Antigenic characterization and resistance profiles of influenza virus isolates as well as avian influenza A (H5N1) virus infection of humans from May 18-September 19, 2008 are also reported.


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