Influenza Statistics - Minnesota Dept. of Health

About Influenza Statistics

Unlike other reportable diseases, MDH does not request that every case of influenza or every patient who goes to the doctor with influenza symptoms be reported to MDH. Tracking each case would overburden health care providers as well as MDH, without significant benefit. Instead, MDH uses several different surveillance programs to determine the burden of influenza disease in Minnesota each week (influenza-like illness [ILI] outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities, outpatient/clinic visits for ILI, laboratory-confirmed influenza in hospitalized patients, and laboratory testing for influenza and other respiratory disease).

  • Weekly Influenza Activity in Minnesota
    MDH receives reports of influenza activity across the state, including influenza-like illness (ILI) outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities, outpatient/clinic visits for ILI, laboratory-confirmed influenza in hospitalized patients, and laboratory testing for influenza and other respiratory disease. Updated weekly during the influenza season (October - May).

  • Keeping Track of Flu in Minnesota
    Basic questions and answers about the way that influenza disease is monitored in Minnesota.
  • FluVaxView
    Influenza vaccination coverage estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including interactive figures and tables.

Updated Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 09:15AM