Infectious Respiratory Illness in Minnesota - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Infectious Respiratory Illness in Minnesota:
Snapshot of 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)
    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.

  • Influenza A/H1N1, adenovirus, RSV, human metapneumovirus, parainfluenza virus types 2 and 3, pertussis, mycoplasma pneumonia have all been detected via routine surveillance since the end of July

  • Positive Respiratory Pathogens by PCR, by Week (PDF)
    This chart describes specimens positive for respiratory pathogens by PCR from hospitalized and outpatient surveillance beginning July 27, 2014

Updated Wednesday, 15-Nov-2017 14:03:34 CST