Accession Number : ADA626165


Title :   DoD Global, Laboratory-Based, Influenza Surveillance Program, End-of-Year Report, 2014-2015


Descriptive Note : Briefing charts


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE WRIGHT- PATTERSON AFB OH PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT


Personal Author(s) : DeMarcus, Laurie


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a626165.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : This is the cumulative report for specimens tested at USAFSAM during the 2014-2015 influenza season (28 September 2014 to 3 October 2015). During this period, results were finalized for 6,233 specimens from 89 locations. There were 2,058 specimens positive for influenza (four A(H1N1)pdm09, 1,792 A(H3N2), 34 B/Victoria, 83 B/Yamagata, 139 B/unknown lineage, and six influenza coinfections). Differences between specimens collected and tested are due to specimens sent for sequencing only and/or specimens not tested for various reasons. Of 6,233 influenza-like illness (ILI) cases, 2,403 are service members (38.6%), 2,395 are children (38.4%), 953 (15.3%) are spouses, and 482 (7.7%) are retirees and other beneficiaries. There are no unknown beneficiary types. The median age of ILI cases with known age (n=6,222) is 23.0 (range 0, 95) and 2,397 (38.5%) of these specimens are from ILI cases less than 18 years of age.


Descriptors :   *INFLUENZA , CHILDREN , FAMILY MEMBERS , GLOBAL , ILLNESS , LABORATORIES , MILITARY PERSONNEL , SURVEILLANCE


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE