The Alaska Department of Health Weekly COVID-19 and Influenza Update has been updated with data from the week of January 22 – January 28, 2023 and can be viewed here. Key Findings: COVID-19 transmission continued to occur in most parts of Alaska during the week of January 22 – January 28, 2023. There are some […]
The Alaska Section of Epidemiology (SOE) is responding to an increase in newly diagnosed cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Fairbanks/Interior region among persons with multiple and/or anonymous sex partners, persons having met sexual partners via apps (Grindr, Snapchat, etc.), and persons engaging in condomless/barrierless sex. In January 2022, SOE identified a time-space […]
Multiple infections with variant* influenza A (H3N2v) viruses have been identified in 3 states in recent weeks. From July 12 through August 3, 2012, 16 cases of H3N2v were reported and confirmed by CDC. This virus was first detected in humans in July 2011. It has also been isolated in U.S. swine in many U.S. […]
A recent review of randomized clinical trial data for the influenza neuraminidase inhibitor antiviral medications, and two related commentaries, raised questions about the value of antiviral medications for the prevention and treatment of influenza.