January 05, 2015|Categories: Analytics and Research
Have we now seen the high for the year? It is likely, but not certain, at least for adults. Within the athenahealth network, the last week of 2012 and 2013 marked the peak for the previous two flu seasons. However, during the 2012-2013 season, we saw a double peak pattern for children (Figure1). With that in mind, we will continue to monitor flu closely and report back if we see a similar resurgence.
The past week’s decline in ILI rates was evident across all U.S. regions (Figure 2). Our hope is that the height of the flu season is now over; however, ILI rates will likely stay at relatively high levels over the next few weeks.
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athenaResearch analyst Stewart Richardson generated the analysis for this report.