The CDC this week issued an updated Q&A on the H1N1 virus for clinicians, including more details about the supply and distribution of H1N1 vaccine. The guidance is found at:
The 2008-2009 flu season officially ended on Saturday, October 3, 2009. State Influenza Surveillance Coordinator Torrey McLean said, “This was by far the most unusual of the eight seasons of influenza surveillance that I personally have worked with, due to the national pandemic of A (H1N1) influenza during the last five months. The fact that the season ended with a high level of influenza activity reported throughout the state makes effective surveillance during this new 2009-2010 season, which began on October 4th, extremely important.” North Carolina has 96 sentinels in 55 counties and a large number of participating hospital emergency departments.