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Influenza

Purpose

NMCPHC was tasked by BUMED to support Navy Medicine efforts in developing a comprehensive Pandemic Influenza Plan that supports DON, DOD, and DHHS plans. A BUMED Integrated Process Team was established to identify key tasks and command responsibilities for carrying out those tasks. NMCPHC was responsible for supporting several surveillance-related tasks including facilitation of proper and timely case reporting, monitoring of trends, and tracking effectiveness of control measures.

NMCPHC is responsible for assessing existing electronic data streams, transmitted by Health Level 7 messages, for use in influenza surveillance in the Department of Navy. Additionally, support for DOD-wide surveillance is also provided to ensure visibility of treatment facility disease experience. The surveillance includes, but is not limited to, the use of laboratory results, radiology reports, and pharmacy transactions occurring in the direct care military system.

Methods

Reports

  • NMCPHC Weekly DON Influenza Report (.pdf) The report provides weekly surveillance results for the DON beneficiary population. The report is limited to the results identified in the laboratory records and pharmacy transactions for antiviral medications.
  • NMCPHC Seasonal Summary Report 2016-2017 (.pdf) This report provides a detailed analysis of influenza activity among DON and DOD beneficiaries during the 2016-2017 season. Updated annually. Report includes: laboratory results, reportable events, pharmacy transactions, ILI encounters, radiology associated pneumonia complications and vaccinations.

Archived Reports


2012-2013 (+)

More information

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center – https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/Armed-Forces-Health-Surveillance-Branch

NMCPHC Influenza Page – https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/program-and-policy-support/Pages/Influenza.aspx