About This Year's Flu

What Public Health Tracks

Public Health tracks cases of influenza (flu) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The team that tracks these cases creates weekly reports during the influenza/RSV season. At the end of the year, a yearly report summarizes the data. 

The first day of the 2018-2019 season was September 30, 2018. Flu/RSV season will continue through September 28, 2019.

Public Health tracks flu and RSV cases by MMWR weeks, which is a standard way across the United States of numbering weeks in a year to track disease. (Learn more about MMWR weeks.) Weekly reports start on Sunday and end the following Saturday.

This Week's Flu Report

All data are preliminary as of May 15, 2019, and may change as more reports are received.

How widespread is the flu in Arizona right now?

weekly status of activity level in arizona

How do this season's current numbers compare to previous years' data?

weekly table with case counts

How does flu in Maricopa County this year compare to flu in previous years?

weekly comparison chart