Each year, the typical sequence of events in the influenza season is the early appearance of Influenza A, followed by the appearance of Influenza B.
This is considered by some to be a marker of the reduction of the incidence of influenza in the community population. At 4path we have been detecting Influenza B cases over the past couple of weeks, using the Resp-20 RT-PCR upper respiratory infectious disease panel.
Here is a recent chart from the CDC Influenza Web site with national data:
For the complete data and analysis, please visit the CDC Weekly Influenza web page at:
Want to learn more about the 4path Resp-20 RT-PCR upper respiratory infectious disease panel and how you can offer this for your office patients? Click to learn more: RESP-20 web site RESP-20 Summary Sheet