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Influenza / Prevention and Containment

Influenza Surveillance Actions

  • Sentinel Provider Influenza Surveillance - 10 providers enrolled in Miami-Dade
  • Sentinel Hospital Surveillance - 2 hospitals reporting
  • Surveillance of influenza and pneumonia deaths
  • Investigation of unexplained deaths of person ≤ 49 years old
  • Investigation of influenza-like illness (ILI) outbreaks
  • Monitoring of 911 calls to identify trends of ILI
  • Implementation of emergency department based syndromic surveillance system
  • Blast fax capabilities to communicate with infection control practitioners and emergency departments
  • Formation of an Influenza Workgroup
  • Enhancing State Lab Miami Branch diagnostic capabilities
  • Rapid testing, PC-R, etc

Contact Information for Epidemiology, Disease Control and Immunization Services:

Phone:                        305-470-5660
Fax (Confidential):    305-470-5533

Office hours:   8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

An after hours on-call system is available 24/7.


Online resources
Florida Department of Health Influenza Information
CDC Influenza Information