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2016-17 S.C. Flu Activity and Surveillance

Surveillance can tell us the trend of influenza in South Carolina, but it cannot tell us exactly how many cases of influenza there are in the state. This is because not everyone who gets the influenza goes to the doctor to get tested and we have no way of monitoring these unreported cases of flu.

Week of April 9, 2017 - April 15, 2017 (MMWR Week 15): Regional
Read the complete Flu Watch: South Carolina's Weekly Surveillance Report (PDF): Updated April 19, 2017

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U.S. Flu Activity

Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) website for national statistics on flu.

International Flu Activity

Visit the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website for information on worldwide outbreaks of influenza.

Current Pandemic Phase

As part of its preparedness plan, WHO has defined four stages of a pandemic. Pandemic Phases We are currently in the Alert Phase for H5N1.

What is Influenza (Flu) Surveillance?

Each year, DHEC and U.S. public health experts monitor influenza (flu) and other diseases. This activity is called disease surveillance.

Influenza (flu) surveillance allows DHEC and the CDC to see what impact flu is having on the health of residents.  Surveillance helps us to:

In South Carolina, influenza surveillance consists of several components. Each component provides different types of information about influenza; together, they create a solid overview of influenza activity in the state.

Related Information

See additional S.C. public health data