|Welcome to the VDH Influenza Sentinel Surveillance webpage. Sentinel reporting for influenza begins September 28, 2014. Sentinel sites should submit two specimens per week from patients meeting the case definition for influenza-like illness.|
|IMPORTANT LINKS FOR SENTINEL PROVIDERS
Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
FEVER > 100°F with
COUGH and/or SORE THROAT
(in the absence of another suspected cause)
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|Specimen Collection Instructions|
|How to Fill Out the Lab Specimen Form||
Did you know...
In 2013, nearly 1,200 Virginians were hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of influenza. The average length of hospital stay was 4.1 days and the average charge was over $18,700. -- VHI (Virginia Health Information).
Do you have questions about Virginia's Sentinel Influenza Surveillance Program, or are you interested in participating?
Please contact your local health department at:
|How to Fill Out the Lab Specimen Tube Label|
|Current Virginia Weekly Activity Report|
|CDC 2014-2015 Influenza Season