Northern Nevada Public Health Influenza Surveillance Program

Flu 

The Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) influenza surveillance program is conducted year round. Goals of the program are to characterize the prevailing strains of influenza in the community, to measure the impact of the disease in the community, and to obtain and disseminate information regarding influenza activity to health care providers, the public, and those concerned with influenza control measures.

The influenza surveillance program consists of four major components:

  • Weekly reports of influenza-like illness (ILI) to the Communicable Disease Program by selected sentinel healthcare providers. The case definition for ILI is a fever >100°F AND cough and/or sore throat. A patient with fever, chills, body aches, and nasal congestion but no cough or sore throat is not considered to meet the definition of ILI. Sentinel providers include hospital emergency rooms, urgent cares, and a student health center.
  • The collection of a limited number of specimens by sentinel health care providers from persons with ILI. The purpose of the laboratory confirmation is to verify which type of influenza virus is circulating in the community.
  • Monitoring of influenza, pneumonia, and COVID-19 mortality through death certificates.
  • Routine reporting of confirmed hospitalized cases of influenza by all healthcare providers and laboratories. Pediatric influenza-associated deaths are a reportable condition in Nevada. Suspected or confirmed outbreaks of influenza are also reportable. If you suspect an influenza outbreak, report it using the NNPH secure online Outbreak Reporting form.

Influenza reports are produced by NNPH every week during influenza season. This webpage is updated weekly during influenza season to include the newest influenza report. Reports from prior seasons are also maintained on this webpage.

Washoe County Weekly Influenza Reports, Current Season

To see weekly statistics for communicable diseases reported by week in Washoe county, including Influenza hospitalizations by flu type, visit Communicable Disease (CD) Weekly Portal.

Washoe County Influenza Report, Past Seasons

Nevada Influenza & Respiratory Reports, Current Season

Monitoring Respiratory Illness in Nevada- This dashboard is run by the Department of Health and Human Services Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH).

U.S. Weekly Respiratory Reports & Statistics

FluView- Weekly U.S. influenza surveillance report.

FluView Interactive- Online application that allows for more in-depth exploration of national influenza surveillance data.

Respiratory Illness – Statistics and information associated with COVID-19, influenza, and RSV.

National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS)

Influenza ("Flu") Information

For general information on flu, specific information for healthcare providers and other groups (e.g., childcare, parents, businesses and employees), prevention recommendations, and vaccination opportunities and information see NNPH’s Clinical and Community Health Services Flu Site orThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Influenza (Flu) site

Did you know? Everyone in your family who is 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year. #FightFlu

Last modified on 05/24/2024