|Welcome to the VDH Influenza Sentinel Surveillance webpage. Sentinel reporting for influenza began October 5, 2013. 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...
2011, over 800 Virginians were hospitalized with a primary diagnosis
of influenza. The average length of hospital stay was 3.9 days and the average charge was over $18,000. -- 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 2013-2014 Influenza Season