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Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease within a population. The Epidemiology Division of the Chickahominy Health District conducts surveillance to monitor the health of the population. The focus of the division is to reduce the risk of disease in Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent. For more information on Epidemiology please visit the VDH Epidemiology Website.


Epidemiology News: Influenza

Virginia continues to see influenza like illness in children between the ages of 0-4 years and 5-18 years during this influenza season. Influenza season starts from the Fall, and runs through Spring 2014. The predominate strand of influenza being reported in Virginia is the influenza A virus subtype H1N1, which contributed to the 2009 flu pandemic. Historically, this subtype affects more children than adults,Flu.gov which explains why we are seeing more cases of influenza like illness in childrencompared to adults. Flu prevention tips:Everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated against the flu yearly. Flu prevention includes taking daily precautions, like washing your hands with soap and water, to protect your health.

 

It’s not too late to vaccinate – Get your flu vaccine today!

More on Influenza from The Virginia Department of Health!

Click here for the latest Virginia Weekly Influenza Activity Report.

To sign up for the Chickahominy Health District Newsletter contact
District Epidemiologist, Yeatoe McIntosh at (804) 365-4344 or Email

Resources


Chickahominy Newsletters

VDH Epidemiology

VDH Epidemiology Fact Sheet

VDH Disease Surveillance

VDH Disease Regulation

Emergency Preparedness

EPI 1 Form PDF

Contact Information


Communicable Disease
Fax Line:

(804) 365-4355
District Epidemiologist
Yeatoe McIntosh, MPH
Phone:
(804) 365-4344
After Hours:
(866) 531-3068
Email


Last Updated: 04-14-2014

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