Australian Influenza Activity Update - week ending 09 June 2017 (#02/2017)

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; ILI-related community level surveys; and sentinel laboratory testing results.

Page last updated: 24 July 2017

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.

Australian Influenza Surveillance Report No 02 - week ending 09 June 2017

Summary

  • Influenza activity is variable across Australia; increasing in some regions, while low and stable in others.
  • Respiratory viruses other than influenza are more commonly causing influenza-like illness presentations to sentinel general practitioners, with rhinovirus detected most frequently in the past fortnight.
  • Detections of influenza B viruses have increased in recent weeks, consistent with the predominance of influenza B viruses worldwide currently.
  • To date, the seasonal influenza vaccines appear to be a good match for circulating virus strains.

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