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Reports of influenza at colleges drop for first time

The number of cases of influenza-like illness reported on college campuses dropped 19% the week of Sept. 19-25.

President of the American College Health Association James C. Turner, MD, said in a release:

The outbreaks of influenza like illness thankfully remain relatively mild disease on our campuses. Of over 27,000 cases among 3.2 million students, there have been 48 hospitalizations and no deaths reported to ACHA. Students, parents, faculty and staff should be reassured by the findings thus far.

The Northeast region of the country showed the highest rates of activity. Attack rates continue to be brisk in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest but have slowed in the Southeast. The Rocky Mountain region has not seen widespread increases in activity.

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