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.
- 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: 125KB/1 page)
This chart describes specimens positive for respiratory pathogens by PCR from hospitalized and outpatient surveillance beginning July 27, 2014