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US Adolescent Seasonal Flu Deaths Increase To 23
Recombinomics Commentary 16:30
January 2, 2013

AR (1 ), FL (1 ), ME (1 ), MI(2 ), TX(1 ), WA (1 ), WI (1 )

The above list of locations from the week 51 MMWR are for the eight pediatric deaths cited in the week 51 FluView.  This list adds Arkansas to the tally of adolescent flu deaths reported in the US during the 2012/2013.  Although the CDC has cited 16 cases, last week the total, which included media and state lab reports, was 20 deaths.

The total has now grown to 23 based on the above case in Arkansas coupled with a case reported in the week 52 report from Indiana as well as a media report describing a case (17M) from Texas who died in Wisconsin.  The 23 cases are listed below.

The early tally of these deaths suggests the number will increase dramatically in 2013 due largely to the spread of the Victoria/361 H3N2 sub-clade which has evolved away from the current vaccine target.

MMWR    Cases     Location
51                    8       AR FL ME MI(2) TX WA WI
50                    2       NJ
49                    1       TX
48                    3       IN FL SC
46                    1       TX
41                    1       TN

Cases not listed in FluView / MMWR
52                    2       IN WI
51                    1       NY
50                    2       CO
48                    2       OH SC

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