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Influenza Activity Update -12-08-2023

Influenza Activity in Suffolk County

As reported by NYSDOH on 12-8-2023 - Influenza Activity, Surveillance and Reports

For the week ending 12-02-2023:

Influenza cases: 540, an increase of ​111% from the prior week

Influenza A viruses are the only influenza viruses known to cause flu pandemics (i.e., global epidemics of flu disease). A pandemic can occur when a new and different influenza A virus emerges that infects people, has the ability to spread efficiently among people, and against which people have little or no immunity. (CDC)
Influenza B viruses cause a respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. Flu B is contagious and easily passed from person to person. (CDC)

Unspecified: 94

Cases per 100k population: 17.9 (Population =1,474,273)

Hospitalizations: 41, up 95% from 21 the week prior. 

Pediatric Deaths in New York State: 2



  • 2021-2022: 410
  • 2022-2023: 3912
  • 2023-2024: 540


  • 2021-2022: 75
  • 2023-2023: 100
  • 2023-2024: 41

The best way to prevent flu A and flu B is by getting your annual flu vaccine. The flu vaccine protects against the most common flu strains.

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