- Australian Influenza Surveillance Report
- Previous Reports and Updates
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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.
- Influenza activity continued to increase nationally this fortnight. Across jurisdictions activity varied, suggesting that the season may be close to peaking in some areas but may continue to increase in others.
- The 2015 seasonal rise in notifications appears to have started nationally in early June.
- Influenza notification rates have been highest among those aged over 85 years with secondary peaks in those aged 5-9 and 40-44 years.
- Influenza B continues to be the dominant influenza virus type nationally, comprising two thirds of all notifications.
- All systems that monitor influenza-like illness (ILI) activity are reporting increasing activity while remaining within the range of previous seasons. Influenza, RSV and Rhinovirus are all contributing to increasing ILI in the community this fortnight.
- Hospitalisations with confirmed influenza declined in the past fortnight. While less severe overall, presentations appear to be more severe in children this year, with 16% of children presenting to sentinel hospitals with influenza admitted directly to ICU compared with 6% of adults.
- The seasonal influenza vaccines appear to be a good match for circulating strains.
- Australian Influenza Surveillance Report No 05 - 18 July to 31 July 2015 (PDF 1385 KB)
- Australian Influenza Surveillance Report No 05 - 18 July to 31 July 2015 (Word 2393 KB)
- Previous Reports and Updates - 2015
- Previous Reports and Updates - 2014
- Previous Reports - 2013
- Previous Reports - 2012
- Previous Reports - 2011
- Previous Reports - 2010
- Previous Reports - 2009
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