|Welcome to the VDH Influenza Sentinel Surveillance webpage. Sentinel reporting for influenza begins October 4, 2015. Sentinel sites should submit at least 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 or greater with
COUGH and/or SORE THROAT
(in the absence of another suspected cause)
|FAQs - Providers of Nasopharyngeal Swabs Collected from Patients with ILI|
|FAQs - Providers of Pre-Screened Positives (Positive by PCR)|
|Specimen Collection Instructions (Providers of NP Swabs)|
|Specimen Collection Instructions (Providers of Pre-Screened Positives)||
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 Form (Providers of NP Swabs)|
|How to Fill Out the Lab Specimen Form (Providers of Pre-Screened Positives)|
|How to Fill Out the Lab Specimen Tube Label|
|Current Virginia Weekly Activity Report|
|CDC 2015-2016 Influenza Season