According to the CDC, “It is common to get sick from respiratory viruses such as COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), especially in the fall and winter. There are actions you can take to protect yourself and others.” This page includes surveillance data and resources to protect yourself and others again respiratory illnesses.
Visit CDC’s website about respiratory illnesses to learn more.
HVHD Respiratory Illness Recommendations
Below are HVHD’s recommendations for the community and schools for flu, COVID-19, and RSV.
Respiratory Illness Weekly Updates
CDC is posting updates on the respiratory illness season here every week.
Respiratory Illness Surveillance
Learn about whether you’re more likely to get seriously ill, how to prevent these viruses, and if these viruses are spreading in your community. Keep up with respiratory virus activity through the CDC’s data tracker.
The CDC site provides a combined view of emergency department visit data for multiple respiratory conditions as tracked by the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP). NSSP is a collaboration among CDC, federal partners, state and local health departments, and academic and private sector partners to collect, analyze, and share electronic data received from multiple health care settings. Data are monitored for a subset of emergency departments across the United States. Additional data and features are forthcoming.
Reporting RVD Hospitalizations and Cases (CTEDSS – Provider Education)
- CTEDSS Updated Instructions for RVD Wizards
- CTEDSS Job Aid: How to edit an address
- CTEDSS Job Aid: How to create an event
- CTEDSS Job Aid: How to search
- 2023 – 2024 Respiratory Disease Season Outlook – Summary (CDC)
- Respiratory Disease Season Outlook – CDC
- CDC Respiratory Virus Updates
- Key facts about influenza (flu) – CDC
- This flu season – CDC
- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report – CDC
- Connecticut seasonal influenza statistics
- CT DPH Flu Surveillance Dashboard
- COVID Data Tracker – CDC
- COVID Data Tracker Hospitalizations – CDC
Updated: October 16, 2023