Community Health

Respiratory Illness


According to the CDC, “It is common to get sick from respiratory viruses such as COVID-19flu, 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 for flu, COVID-19, and RSV.

CDC Respiratory Virus Guidelines

Respiratory Illness: Weekly Updates & Surveillance

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.

NCIRD Surveillance

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)


Updated: April 1, 2024

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