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Volume 8, Number 6—June 2002

Research

Medical Care Capacity for Influenza Outbreaks, Los Angeles

Carol A. Glaser*Comments to Author , Sabrina Gilliam*, William W. Thompson†, David E. Dassey‡, Stephen H. Waterman*, Mitchell Saruwatari‡, Stanley Shapiro§, and Keiji Fukuda†
Author affiliations: *California Department of Health Services, Richmond, California, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA; §Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA;

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Table 1

Peak period of influenza detectionsa reported to the World Health Organization’s influenza laboratories, U.S. Region IX, 1991–1998

Influenza season
1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98
Peak no. of influenza detections/
4-wk period
(% positive) 192
 (28) 57
 (10) 173
 (26) 61
 (13) 164
 (21) 117
 (22) 445
 (27)
Peak 4-wk period week no. 2–5 53 b–3 52–3 9–12 51–2 51–2 52 b–2

a Includes viral isolations and positive antigen tests.
bYear extended over 53 weeks.

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