Flu in Washtenaw County

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Flu Activity

May 6, 2021:

  • A case of influenza B has been confirmed in a Washtenaw County child. However, infection occurred after international travel, so this does not likely represent local circulation of flu. Only one other local confirmed case of influenza has been identified this season.
  • The influenza vaccine is available. It is critical for everyone 6 months and older to be vaccinated against flu.
  • Data will be updated weekly, on Wednesday. **Due to ongoing COVID-19 work in Washtenaw County, updates to the weekly flu curve may be delayed.

Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations & Deaths in Washtenaw County Residents: 2020-2021 Season*

*Flu season starting September 27, 2020
week ending May 1st
adult deaths
child deaths

Influenza Activity for Current Season

Hovering over points in the graphs below will show the count or rate. These data are preliminary and will be updated as more information is received.

*Respiratory illness: "Student with fever or pneumonia and any of these symptoms: sore throat, cough, muscle aches." Numbers are based on parent reports of their child’s illness.

Influenza Activity in Previous Years

Additional Information

For reports of influenza activity in Washtenaw County before 2015, please visit the page containing flu activity reports from previous years