Office of Epidemiology

Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Mon – Fri

Kathy Cowen, M.S., Director
(614) 645-6252
[email protected]

Influenza Surveillance

Columbus and Franklin County Influenza Surveillance

Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health collect information on influenza (flu) and influenza-like illnesses from October through May each year.

We track: 

  • Influenza-like illness and respiratory illness hospital emergency department
  • Selected laboratory data
  • Over-the-counter medication sales from retailers
  • Hospitalizations for Influenza

This information is used 

  • To track patterns of illnesses
  • To measure illness impact  

Influenza Reports

2023-2024 Flu Season

Weekly Seasonal Influenza Activity Dashboard

To request previous Influenza Weekly Reports, contact us at [email protected]

All influenza activity reporting is voluntary and we thank all of our providers for their participation.

For more information regarding Ohio influenza surveillance, go to the Ohio Department of Health website.

For more information regarding national influenza surveillance, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.