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Approach to Influenza Season in the COVID-19 Era
Influenza Surveillance (through October 24)
Note: These trends are likely driven by COVID-19 prevention measures and reduced travel locally and abroad. To a lesser extent, diversion of health care system attention and disease surveillance by the COVID-19 pandemic may be a source of under-detection and/or under-reporting of influenza infections. Only time will tell the extent to which global and regional influenza activity will remain suppressed by ongoing COVID-19 prevention measures.
Influenza & SARS-CoV-2 Testing
Antiviral Treatment of Influenza when Influenza Viruses and SARS-CoV-2 are Co-circulating
COVID-19 Quarantine and Negative SARS-CoV-2 Test Results
The Health District’s case investigation and contact notification staff have discovered occasional misinformation coming to patients from clinicians about duration of quarantine for COVID-19 exposure. Specifically, we offer the following clarifications to aid clinicians in counseling patients:
Chris Spitters, MD, MPH Health OfficerSnohomish Health District