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Alaska State Virology Laboratory (ASVL) Week Report

Flu & Parotitis This Season

CDC has received reports from several states (not Alaska) regarding persons with influenza and parotitis.  Parotitis is an uncommon complication of influenza.  To better understand the occurrence of parotitis during the 2014-15 influenza season, the CDC/Influenza Division is requesting information about any cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza and parotitis.
Please contact the Section Epidemiology (907-269-8000) if you see (or have seen) such patients. Depending on the data received nationally, we might expect more notifications/recommendations to come on this issue.