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Swine Flu in Alabama
As of 12:00 p.m. (CDT) on 8/27/2009, Alabama has 1,587 confirmed cases of novel H1N1 influenza, bringing the total number of probable and confirmed cases in the state to 1,621. Two deaths have been associated with the novel H1N1 influenza virus in Alabama.
The age range of confirmed novel H1N1 influenza cases is four weeks to 86 years, with a median age of 12 years. Children less than 18 years of age represent 1,030 (65%) of the specimens received that tested positive for novel H1N1.
Regular seasonal influenza continues to circulate with novel H1N1 influenza. Of specimens testing positive for influenza viruses at the State laboratory since August 1, 855 of 864 (99.0%) are novel H1N1.
The most recent specimen that tested positive for novel H1N1 influenza was collected on 8/19/2009. For more details regarding influenza in Alabama, visit the Influenza Activity web page.
*Effective 6/1/2009, county jurisdiction in specimen reporting is assigned based on healthcare provider location and may not represent the patient's county of residence.
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Influenza Activity Map
Geographic influenza activity in Alabama is characterized by the occurrence of laboratory-confirmed cases of novel H1N1 influenza and seasonal influenza. This information is updated daily on an interactive map capable of displaying cumulative and daily activity within the state.