- COVID-19 indicators continue to suggest a plateau or decline in activity. The percent of weekly Virginia emergency visits with diagnosed COVID- 19 declined by 6.8%, while hospital admissions increased by 1.4%. CDC forecasts suggest a plateau or moderate decline in the coming weeks.
- RSV continues to increase in the Southeast and South US, suggesting a potential early start to the season.
- The CDC has launched the Outbreak Analytics and Disease Modeling Network. The goal of the project is to create new epidemic modeling tools and make them available to local public health officials.
- Flu season has started in Japan which has seen a surge of cases among school-age children. Flu B continues to linger in Australia despite the end of the usual flu season there.
- Idaho has reported an outbreak of Measles among the unvaccinated.
- Some Kaiser Permanente employees in the DC area may strike Oct 4 to Oct 6, pending outcome of national labor negotiations.
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