Weekly Flu Update

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It’s also not too late to get your flu shot. Our clinic at 510 29 1/2 Road in Grand Junction is taking walk-ins for flu vaccination. You can also 248-6900 to make an appointment, if you prefer. Anyone who wants a flu vaccination won’t go with out at MCPH whether or not they can afford to pay.

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May 24, 2018 Flu Update

Zero hospitalizations were reported in Mesa County since the last update.

The Mesa County Influenza Dashboard provides an opportunity to interact with data on flu in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (5/3/18): 1

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 233

Age range: 1-101 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 81%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 14 – 13 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


 

May 17, 2018 Flu Update

No new hospitalization reported this week in Mesa County. Our season total remains at 233.

The Mesa County Influenza Dashboard provides an opportunity to interact with data on flu in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (5/3/18): 1

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 233

Age range: 1-101 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 81%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 14 – 13 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


May 10, 2018 Flu Update

One new hospitalization reported since last week.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (5/3/18): 1

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 233

Age range: 1-101 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 81%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 14 – 13 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


May 3, 2018 Flu Update

There have been six new hospitalizations in Mesa County since the last update. It’s important to remember that influenza season runs through the end of May.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (4/19/18): 6

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 232

Age range: 1-101 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 81%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


April 19, 2018 Flu Update

Zero new hospitalizations were reported in Mesa County. We are still receiving reports of positive influenza tests, indicating flu is still circulating within the community.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (4/13/18): 0

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 226

Age range: 1-101 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 82%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


April 13, 2018 Flu Update

Two hospitalizations have been reported in Mesa County since the April 5 update.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (4/5/18): 2

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 226

Age range: 1-101 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 82%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


April 5, 2018 Flu Update

Two hospitalizations have been reported in Mesa County since the March 29 update.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/29/18): 2

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 224

Age range: 1-101 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 82%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 29, 2018 Flu Update

Four additional hospitalizations have been reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/22/18): 4

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 222

Age range: 1-101 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 53%

Percent 55 years old or older: 82%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 22, 2018 Flu Update

Zero new hospitalizations reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/21/18): 0

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 218

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 82%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 21, 2018 Flu Update

Two new hospitalizations reported in Mesa County since last update. One was from last week with delayed reporting, however.

New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/20/18): 2

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 218

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 82%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 20, 2018 Flu Update

No new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County. Mesa County total for the flu season remains at 216.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/19/18): 0

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 216

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 53%

Percent 55 years old or older: 82%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 19, 2018 Flu Update

One new influenza hospitalization reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/16/18): 1

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 216

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 53%

Percent 55 years old or older: 82%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 16, 2018 Flu Update

One new influenza hospitalization reported in Mesa County since yesterday for a season total of 215.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/15/18): 1

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 215

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 53%

Percent 55 years old or older: 83%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 15, 2018 Flu Update

Zero new hospitalizations reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/14/18): 0

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 214

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 53%

Percent 55 years old or older: 83%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 14, 2018 Flu Update

Zero new hospitalizations reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/13/18): 0

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 214

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 53%

Percent 55 years old or older: 83%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 13, 2018 Flu Update

Two new hospitalizations reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/12/18): 2

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 214

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 53%

Percent 55 years old or older: 83%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 12, 2018 Flu Update

Four new hospitalizations reported in Mesa County. That brings our total to 212 hospitalizations for the 2017-18 flu season.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/9/18): 4

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 212

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 53%

Percent 55 years old or older: 83%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 9, 2018 Flu Update

Four new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County since yesterday for a season total of 208.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/8/18): 4

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 208

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 83%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 8, 2018 Flu Update

No new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County. Our total remains at 204.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/7/18): 0

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 204

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 55%

Percent 55 years old or older: 83%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 7, 2018 Flu Update

One new hospitalization reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/6/18): 1

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 204

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 55%

Percent 55 years old or older: 83%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 6, 2018 Flu Update

One new hospitalization reported in Mesa County. We continue to see both type A and B strains of influenza hospitalize Mesa County residents.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/5/18): 1

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 203

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 55%

Percent 55 years old or older: 83%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 5, 2018 Flu Update

Eight new hospitalizations were reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/2/18): 8

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 202

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 83%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 2, 2018 Flu Update

Zero new hospitalizations have been reported in Mesa County.

The Mesa County Influenza Data Dashboard provides an opportunity to interact with data on flu in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (3/1/18): 0

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 194

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 84%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


March 1, 2018 Flu Update

There have been two additional hospitalizations reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/28/18): 2

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 194

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 84%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 28, 2018 Flu Update

There have been two additional hospitalizations reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/27/18): 2

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 192

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 84%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 27, 2018 Flu Update

One new hospitalization reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/26/18): 1

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 190

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 84%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 26, 2018 Flu Update

Five new hospitalizations reported in Mesa County. Both Type A and B influenza viruses are causing hospitalizations in the county.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/23/18): 5

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 189

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 55%

Percent 55 years old or older: 84%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 23, 2018 Flu Update

One new hospitalization reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/22/18): 1

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 184

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 55%

Percent 55 years old or older: 84%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 22, 2018 Flu Update

Two new hospitalizations reported in Mesa County. Those older than 55 continue to be most at risk of hospitalization.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/21/18): 2

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 183

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 55%

Percent 55 years old or older: 84%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 21, 2018 Flu Update

Three new hospitalizations have been reported since the last update. Three out of our last four hospitalizations have occurred in children under the age of 18.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/20/18): 3

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 181

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 56%

Percent 55 years old or older: 85%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 20, 2018 Flu Update

Four new hospitalizations since the last update. 86% of those hospitalized have been 55 or older.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/16/18): 4

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 178

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 55%

Percent 55 years old or older: 86%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 16, 2018 Flu Update

No new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County (our total remains at 174). We’ve exceeded the number of hospitalizations reported in Mesa County during the 2016-17 season (168).


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/15/18): 0

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 174

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 50%

Percent 55 years old or older: 76%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 15, 2018 Flu Update

Four new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County bringing us to a season total of 174. We’ve exceeded the number of hospitalizations reported in Mesa County during the 2016-17 season (168). Two new flu outbreaks reported, both in long-term care facilities.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/14/18): 4

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 174

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 50%

Percent 55 years old or older: 76%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 13 — 12 in long-term care facilities; 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 14, 2018 Flu Update

Eight new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County. We’ve exceeded the number of hospitalizations reported in Mesa County during the 2016-17 season (168).


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/13/18): 8

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 170

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 51%

Percent 55 years old or older: 78%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 11 — 10 in long-term care facilities. 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 13, 2018 Flu Update

Two new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/12/18): 2

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 162

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 82%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 11 — 10 in long-term care facilities. 1 outbreak has been reported at a detention facility in Mesa County.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 12, 2018 Flu Update

One new influenza hospitalization reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/9/18): 1

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 160

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 54%

Percent 55 years old or older: 83%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 10 — All in long-term care facilities. The outbreak reported in a school did not receive an outbreak number from Colorado Department of Health and Environment and is not being counted in our outbreak total.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 9, 2018 Flu Update

No new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/8/18): 0

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 163

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 55%

Percent 55 years old or older: 84%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 10 — 9 in long-term care facilities, 1 in a school.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 8, 2018 Flu Update

Zero new hospitalizations have been reported in Mesa County.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/7/18): 0

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 163

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 55%

Percent 55 years old or older: 84%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 10 — 9 in long-term care facilities, 1 in a school.

 

Regional Flu Activity


 

Feb. 7, 2018 Flu Update

Two new hospitalizations have been reported in Mesa County. No shortages reported at area hospitals. We have had one additional influenza outbreak reported at a long-term care facility.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/6/18): 2

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 164

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 55%

Percent 55 years old or older: 84%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 10 — 9 in long-term care facilities, 1 in a school.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 6, 2018 Flu Update

Zero new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County. No shortages reported at area hospitals.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/5/18): 0

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 156

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 57%

Percent 55 years old or older: 86%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 9 — 8 in long-term care facilities, 1 in a school.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 5, 2018 Flu Update

Two new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County. No shortages reported at area hospitals.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/2/18): 2

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 156

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 57%

Percent 55 years old or older: 86%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 9 — 8 in long-term care facilities, 1 in a school.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 3, 2018 Flu Update

One new influenza hospitalization has been reported in Mesa County. No shortages reported at area hospitals.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (2/1/18): 1

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 154

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 58%

Percent 55 years old or older: 87%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

There has been 1 pediatric death reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 9 — 8 in long-term care facilities, 1 in a school.

Regional Flu Activity


Feb. 2, 2018 Flu Update

Six new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County. No shortages reported at area hospitals.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (1/31/18): 6

Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 153

Age range: 1-98 years

Median age: 73 years

Percent female: 58%

Percent 55 years old or older: 87%

Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0

One pediatric death was reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.

Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 8 — all in long-term care facilities.

Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

 

Regional Flu Activity


Jan. 31, 2018 Flu Update

Two new influenza hospitalizations reported in Mesa County. Eight outbreaks reported this season, all at long-term care facilities. No shortages reported at area hospitals. See detailed information regarding flu in Mesa County below.


New flu hospitalizations reported since last update (1/30/18): 2
Number of flu hospitalizations since 10/1/17: 147
Age range: 1-98 years
Median age: 73 years
Percent female: 58%
Percent 55 years old or older: 87%
Number of pediatric flu deaths this flu season in Mesa County: 0
One pediatric death was reported in the state but it was not in the West or Northwest Region.
Number of influenza outbreaks this flu season: 8 — all in long-term care facilities.
Hospital status: MCPH continues to monitor hospital inpatient numbers, antiviral stock and the potential for supply shortages. At this time, supply of staff and resources are able to meet demand. We’re only seeing an infrequent delay in the shipment of some supplies due to regional and national shortages.

Regional Flu Activity


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