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INFORMATION ABOUT THE ONGOING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance Summary Archive

Tennessee’s Influenza-like Illness Activity Fast Facts

Week 12 (March 15-21)

  • The percentage of outpatients with influenza-like illness (ILI)1 visiting the state’s Sentinel Provider clinic sites was 7.49%.
  • There have been 11 pediatric influenza-related deaths during the 2019-2020 season.
  • No pregnant women have died from influenza-related illness this season.
  • Tennessee is reporting the geographic spread2 of ILI as widespread across the state.
  • From specimens tested by or reported to the state this week, the predominant circulating virus was A (H1N1)pdm09.
  • Interim estimates of 2019-2020 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/vaccines-work/2019-2020.html
  1. Influenza-like illness is defined as a fever >100 ˚F (37.8˚C) plus cough and/or sore throat, in the absence of a known cause (other than influenza). Classification of ILI is based upon symptoms only and does not require any test.
  2. Find geograhic spread definitions here: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/overview.htm#anchor_1568388833450