Marion County Snapshot

(Oct 06 - Oct 12) 

Update on Most Recent Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Local Activity

  • Marion County emergency department visits for Influenza-like Illness (ILI) symptoms were higher than we normally see this time of the year, but most visits had a non-influenza diagnoses like acute upper respiratory infections, pharyngitis, or unspecified viral infections. 

  • During Week 41, ILI symptoms made up 1.33% of Marion County ED visits. 

  • There have been 0 influenza-associated deaths for Marion County residents this flu season. 

  • In Marion County hospitals’ ED population, ILI was most common in the 0-4 age group. Among ED visits by 0-4 year olds, 5.29% was for ILI. ILI among ED visits by 5-17 year olds was next highest, at 2.71%.   

Extended ILI Reports

(Week 40)

  • The percentage of ILI related ED visits was 1.42%. 

  • Children age 0-4 had the highest age-specific percent ILI (4.60%). 

 

Indiana Deaths

 

National Weekly Influenza Map

Ages Affected in Marion County

 

Indiana Yearly Comparison

of ILI ED Complaints

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The MESH Flu Watch is aggregated from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), and Marion County Public Health Department's (MCPHD) flu surveillance data.