Influenza B has arrived in Chicago Western Suburbs

Each year, the typical sequence of events in the influenza season is the early appearance of Influenza A, followed by the appearance of Influenza B.

This is considered by some to be a marker of the reduction of the incidence of influenza in the community population.  At 4path we have been detecting Influenza B cases over the past couple of weeks, using the Resp-20  RT-PCR upper respiratory infectious disease panel.

Here is a recent chart from the CDC Influenza Web site with national data:

CDC Influenza Graph May 2016

For the complete data and analysis, please visit the CDC Weekly Influenza web page at:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/

 

 

Want to learn more about the 4path Resp-20 RT-PCR upper respiratory infectious disease panel and how you can offer this for your office patients?  Click to learn more:  RESP-20 web site      RESP-20 Summary Sheet

 

By | 2016-12-15T17:24:38+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Influenza B has arrived in Chicago Western Suburbs