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Volume 8, Number 1—January 2002

Research

Enhancing Public Health Surveillance for Influenza Virus by Incorporating Newly Available Rapid Diagnostic Tests

Paul V. EfflerComments to Author , Man-Cheng Ieong, Tammy Tom, and Michele Nakata
Author affiliations: Hawaii State Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA;

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Table 2

Number of influenza cultures performed at 37 World Health Organization collaborating virology laboratories located throughout the United States (excluding Hawaii), aggregated by region and compiled by influenza season

Influenza season
1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 Change from 1998-1999 to 1999-2000
Hawaii 306 396 1,112 181%
Regional U.S. totals
East South Central 190 339 424 25%
West North Central 7,225 7,218 8,663 20%
Mountain 4,456 5,531 6,471 17%
Mid-Atlantic 3,421 3,785 4,191 11%
Pacific (excl. Hawaii) 2,288 3,214 3,353 4%
South Atlantic 8,510 8,637 8,368 -3%
West South Central 1,040 2,291 2,173 -5%
New England 1,308 1,720 1,555 -10%
East North Central 3,917 4,041 3,572 -12%
Total for laboratories outside Hawaii 32,355 36,776 38,770 5%

a Data for the 2000-2001 season were not yet available at the time this report was compiled.

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