January 22, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State surveillance data show that flu activity is still widespread across Virginia.
The Virginia Department of Health's most recent data shows between 3 percent and 4-and-a-half percent of patient visits to emergency rooms and urgent care centers were for flu-like illness. The data covers the week that ended Jan. 11.
State epidemiologist David Trump tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the state has reported one pediatric death, in Northern Virginia. The child was in the 0-4 age group.
Virginia doesn't report adult flu-related deaths.
In addition to children, Trump says most people seeking treatment are in the young- to middle-aged adult group. The rates of visits for people 65 and older are low.
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