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Alabama's activity for influenza-like illness continues to be widespread and above Alabama's baseline, according to a report from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The total number of specimens received at the state Bureau of Clinical Laboratories for week 3 of 2013 (January 13-19) is down compared to week 2 (January 6-12).

Of the total 29 specimens received, 52% were positive for influenza: five were positive for Influenza B and 10 were positive for Influenza A, H3.

Please see the link below for the most up-to-date information regarding influenza activity in Alabama. The website is updated weekly on Wednesday.

http://adph.org/influenza/Default.asp?id=1367

From this information ADPH says the number of specimens being submitted from week 2 to week 3  has decreased from 64 to 29 with 61% of the 64 submitted positive for influenza, with only 52% of the 29 submitted for week 3  being positive for influenza.

The majority of specimens submitted continue to be for Influenza A, H3.  

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Department of Public Health

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