Infectious Respiratory Illness in Minnesota - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Infectious Respiratory Illness in Minnesota:
Snapshot of current respiratory activity

MDH PHL receives specimens on patients who have a respiratory illness through routine hospital and outpatient surveillance.

  • Specimens positive for rhinovirus are either ruled out as enterovirus D68 or undergo further characterization
  • MDH has identified enterovirus D68 from rhinovirus positive specimens
    • In addition to enterovirus D68, other enteroviruses have been characterized, including coxsackie and echoviruses
  • Minnesota Respiratory Illness Surveillance – Rhinovirus PCR (PDF: 132KB/1 page)
    This chart describes specimens positive for rhinovirus by PCR from hospitalized and outpatient surveillance beginning July 27, 2014.

Besides rhinovirus/enterovirus, there are multiple respiratory pathogens currently circulating in the community.

Updated Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 02:30PM