Local Infectious Disease Trends Throughout Idaho
Updated April 18, 2013
RSV season in Southwest Idaho ended the week of April 13 (<10% of RSV tests positive). Any hospitalizations for bronchiolitis are due to other respiratory viruses. All areas of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West have indicated end of season or have so little testing going on that end of season can be inferred. The peak of RSV was in February.
The prolonged pertussis outbreak in the Northwest region appears to be extending beyond respiratory virus season 2012-2013. Be vigilant in testing and treating cough illness that may be pertussis.