Australian Influenza Surveillance Report

The Australian Influenza Surveillance Report and Activity Updates are compiled from a number of data sources, which are used to monitor influenza activity and severity in the community. These data sources include laboratory-confirmed notifications to NNDSS; influenza associated hospitalisations; sentinel influenza-like illness (ILI) reporting from general practitioners and emergency departments; ILI-related call centre calls and community level surveys; and sentinel laboratory testing results.

Page last updated: 12 September 2013

The Australian Influenza Surveillance Report is published on a fortnightly basis during the influenza season, typically between May and October. Influenza activity updates will be published outside of the seasonal period, with updates also provided during the season. A more in-depth end-of-season report is also published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence journal.

Australian Influenza Surveillance Report No 02 - 11 June to 24 June 2016

Summary

  • Influenza activity remains at low levels across Australia with increases seen in some areas of the country.
  • Respiratory viruses other than influenza are more commonly causing influenza-like illness presentations to sentinel general practitioners, with RSV detected most frequently.
  • While influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 has been the predominant circulating influenza virus so far this year, influenza A(H3N2) has increased in recent weeks in some jurisdictions.
  • There is no indication of the potential severity of the 2016 season at this time.
  • To date, the seasonal influenza vaccines appear to be a good match for circulating virus strains.

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Previous Reports and Updates

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